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10 to Watch: Three days left to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry’s next up-and-comers is Sept. 21. Click here to access the survey directly.

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In brief: Latimer, Deer among DGC’s Discovery long list

A Canadian VR project wins in Venice, new scholarships and opportunities, plus Fae Pictures joins development on trans-led rom-com.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 8 to 14, 2020

The Boys lead the Digital Original and Overall TV Show charts, while The Umbrella Academy and The Mandalorian also make the lists.

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HGF supports 15 new films in fourth quarter

Projects from Darius Films, Gearshift Films and Arcana Studio are among the funder’s Script Development Program’s Second Draft section.

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TIFF ’20: Bekerman and Mortensen on Falling, pitching and the ‘language’ of coproduction

The Canadian producer and actor-turned-director discuss the genesis of the Canada/U.K. drama, and how the copro model remains a critical tool for creator-driven storytelling.

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Jennifer Podemski unveils The Shine Network

Founded by the award-winning multi-hyphenate, the web-based media platform is committed to empowering and celebrating Indigenous Canadian female content creators.

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Bell Media brings CTV brands under one platform

Content across all CTV-branded channels and platforms will be available on the ad-supported CTV.ca and the CTV app in time for the fall TV season.

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Love Nature greenlights buzzy new doc

A Bee’s Diary will be shopped at next month’s MIPCOM before premiering on Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms this fall.

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Caroline Tyre joins WildBrain as part of distribution team reorganization

Tyre will lead a reorganized distribution team as VP of global sales and rights strategy, while the company also announced a promotion and two departures.

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CMF-administered Phase 2 funding topped up to $19 million

An additional $7 million has been added to the $12 million announced in July, with the application window opening Sept. 21.

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Guilbeault holds cards close to chest in town hall

The Heritage minister said the federal government will prioritize digital taxation when it tables new legislation, and suggested a second tranche of support could be forthcoming for the entertainment sector.

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Trickster acquired by U.K.’s Sky among raft of int’l deals

Broadcasters in Australia, Brazil and Russia have also picked up the Indigenous-led drama, which had its world premiere at TIFF yesterday.

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Coroner rolls in T.O.

Season three of the drama series from Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios sees Gloria Ui Young Kim and Charles Officer among its directors.

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Coalition of industry leaders propose new fund for BPOC creators

Under a proposal submitted to Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Independent Screen Fund has requested $10 million annually over five years to support BPOC (Black and People of Colour) creators.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020

Transplant makes the list at #19, while Big Brother comes in at #2, #4 and #6.