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Deals: Blue Ant, Nelvana, Sinking Ship

Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks’ joint venture Love Nature is launching as a linear channel in the Nordic Region, plus more.

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BANFF Spark launches COVID recovery intensive

Through the government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, the accelerator will offer its 100 recipients additional programming, training and resources to address business challenges associated with the pandemic.

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Love Island set for French-Canadian remake through Quebecor Content

Productions Deferlantes is producing the format adaptation, which will shoot in the Canary Islands.

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Cineplex to bring Monkey Beach to theatres across Canada

The supernatural film, produced and directed by Loretta Todd, opens in additional B.C. locations today and will release in cities across Canada on Oct. 30.

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In brief: Cronenberg’s Possessor Uncut picks up prizes

The feature walked away with two honours from the Sitges Festival, while the fourth iteration of the Five in Focus focuses on Indigenous talent and NSI promotes Ursula Lawson.

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How Karma’s World landed a Netflix deal

VIDEO: 9 Story Media principal Vince Commisso on how the long-gestating show, created by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, landed a deal with the streaming giant, and how 9 Story’s various international hubs are collaborating to bring the series to life.

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B.C. production industry set new record with $4.1B spend in 2019

The Vancouver Economy Report October 2020 called the number an historic first and said that “the industry has re-mobilized and is busier than ever, with over 60 projects now in some stage of production.”

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Animation workers at Titmouse Vancouver unionize

The move represents the first time an animation studio in Canada has unionized, according to IATSE, and follows a groundswell across the industry in B.C.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Oct. 13 to 19, 2020

The Boys claim the #1 spot on the Digital Original list, while Star Trek: Discovery lands at #3 and Schitt’s Creek comes in at #4 on the Overall TV Show chart.

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Carbon footprint top of mind for producers as Sustainable Production Forum gets underway

Among the companies doubling down on reducing their carbon footprint is Vancouver-based Sim, which has unveiled new additions to its fleet of Urban Power Source (UPS) units.

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BritBox elevates Emily Powers to EVP, head of North America

In her new post, Powers will continue to lead on all commercial relationships, distribution partnerships, performance marketing and customer retention while adding editorial and creative to her remit.

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Quibi closure brings Canadian deals, partnerships to an end

The short-form streamer, which had a number Canadian-produced shows in the works, in addition to a content and marketing deal with Bell, is winding down its operations and looking to sell its assets.

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Hulu acquires exclusive U.S. rights to Jann

The first two seasons of the Jann Arden-led sitcom will be available to U.S. audiences in early 2021 in a deal secured by the series’ producers.

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Tumbling ad revenue hits Corus Entertainment’s year-end, Q4 financial results

TV revenue for the most recent quarter fell 13% to $299.1 million as advertising revenue plummeted by 25%.

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How company values are a key asset in hiring, firing

Leaders from Dark Slope and Portfolio Entertainment share key strategies for hiring and firing employees to create a successful and efficient work culture.