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How the industry is moving from consultation to action on diversity

Women in Film and Television Canada sought to bring positive vibes to 2021 with a panel on how the industry is moving forward to help underrepresented voices get a foot in the door.

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A history-making launch: Uvagut TV becomes Canada’s first Inuit-language TV channel

Set to launch Monday, the channel will broadcast 168 hours of Inuit-produced culture, arts, movies and information programming each week.

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Canadian Academy CEO Beth Janson talks evolving through the pandemic, CSAs ’21

VIDEO: After a tumultuous 2020, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is heading into the new year with a renewed sense of optimism about the future of the domestic content sector.

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Technicolor Post acquired by Streamland Media

L.A.-based Streamland said it expects to close the acquisition of Technicolor Post, a division within France-headquartered Technicolor, in the first half of the year.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 5 to 11, 2021

Cobra Kai leads, followed by The Mandalorian at #2 and Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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No Equal, Frantic Films option Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage book series

Joseph Mallozzi is attached to the drama series as showrunner and is set to pen the in-development project’s pilot.

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In brief: Holmes Family Effect scores post Super Bowl premiere

Plus, Trio Orange’s new hire and Island Horse Productions options Inside.

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Amazon greenlights docuseries on Toronto Maple Leafs

All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs is Amazon Prime Video’s second Canadian original series and is part of the streamer’s “continued investment in Canada.”

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Ontario production can continue despite shelter-in-place orders

Film and TV productions are permitted to continue provided they adhere to a number of existing restrictions, including that there are no more than 10 performers on set at once.

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Producer, History Makers organizer Bill Nemtin passes away

The award-winning documentary producer, whose credits include The Hand of Stalin, passed away at the age of 77.

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Love Nature ups Alison Barrat to SVP, production and development

The promotion will see Barrat develop and commission new content for the Canadian media company’s wildlife and nature brand.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021

The Rookie makes the top three, while Canada’s New Year’s Eve: A Countdown to 2021 comes in at #8 and Star Trek: Discovery lands at #22.

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TV adaptation of Risk board game in the works at eOne

Hasbro-owned eOne has inked a first-look, multi-year television deal with House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis.

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Transparency issues top of mind as CBC broadcast licence hearing gets underway

The CRTC examined what a digital regulatory framework will look like for CBC as they ask for flexibility in their programming requirements.

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CMPA reveals nominees for 15th annual Indiescreen Awards

Jennifer Holness, Lori Lozinski and Sarah Spring are among those nominated for the Established Producer Award.