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Rogers Group of Funds supports 29 documentary projects

White Pine Pictures’ Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood and Screen Siren Pictures’ Children of the Church were among those that secured funding.

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Murdoch Mysteries goes to camera on 14th season

The Shaftesbury-produced series is among a raft of CBC scripted titles set to shoot in Ontario over the next six weeks, with the pubcaster reducing the episode order to 11.

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CBC shells out for marblemedia’s next project

Production is now underway in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy for a reality competition that pits sand sculptors against the rising Atlantic Coast tide.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 27 to Aug. 2, 2020

America’s Got Talent comes in at #3, while World of Dance and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. land at #5 and #7, respectively.

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CTV signs on for inaugural broadcast of TIFF Tribute Awards

The Bell Media Studios-produced event will air in prime time, with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Chloe Zhao and Mira Nair among the honourees.

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Inside Sinking Ship’s dino-sized release shift

When COVID-19 made the producer’s big theatrical and museum launch plans extinct, it shifted to transactional deals to reach audiences, says Kate Sanagan.

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Warren P. Sonoda on doing ‘everything you’re not supposed to’ on his 11th feature

After the pandemic shelved plans of a theatrical release, the writer-director’s latest project Things I Do For Money gets its digital release today.

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Annie Bradley elected as first female chair for DGC Ontario

In addition to other executive board appointments, 2020 was shaping up to be another exceptional year pre-pandemic, according to details in AGM documents.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for July 31 to Aug. 6, 2020

Target Number One claims the #1 spot, while Menteur comes in at #2 and 14 Jours, 12 Nuits lands at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for July 31 to Aug. 6, 2020

Target Number One leads, followed by Back to the Future and Jumanji: The Next Level at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Deals: Boat Rocker, Boys vs. Girls, Constantin Film

Boat Rocker unveils new sales for animated preschool series Love Monster, while Mongrel Media and Gravitas Ventures sign on to comedy Boys vs. Girls, and more.

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Kidoodle.TV drops the beat with its first original series

The kid-friendly, ad-supported streamer has ventured into original programming after a tremendous jump in users during 2020, beginning with Wes Tank’s StoryRaps.

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Beyond Rights to distribute BGM’s Haunted Hospitals

The unscripted show becomes the latest title formerly distributed by Kew Media Distribution to find new international sales representation.

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COVID testing issues stall The Good Doctor’s production restart

The U.S. medical drama had been slated to start production today, however a disagreement between local unions and U.S. studios has put those plans on hold.

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Muse Entertainment boards season two of Cursed Films

AMC-owned horror streaming service Shudder renewed the docuseries for a second season following its success on the platform, with production now underway.