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CBC hires Robert Doane as Indigenous advisor

The former CBC journalist, host and producer will help the pubcaster amplify Indigenous voices in a newly created role to develop strategies for recruitment and training.

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How acquisitions fit into Thunderbird’s ‘nimble’ 2021 strategy

The Vancouver-based company, which saw double-digit revenue increases in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, aims to boost its work with streaming services.

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Aeon to open first soundstage in February 2021

Located in Hamilton, ON, Aeon Bayfront Studios consists of an approximately 80,000 square foot facility on a total of 7.5 acres of land.

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Relish preps original push with first animation SVP

Bron alum Luke Carroll will lead the studio’s move into original content, beginning with its first feature film Shadowrail Circus.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020

Private Eyes make the list at #18, while Grey’s Anatomy tops the chart.

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Reelworld set for brand reinvention with the help of Blue Ant

The brand overhaul aims to build a cohesive identity for Reelworld’s various initiatives and is part of an eventual succession plan, says executive director Tonya Williams.

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Indie filmmakers put faith in film festivals

Clique Pictures’ Lauren Grant and Violator Films’ Lori Lozinski bring Sugar Daddy to Whistler with hopes of potential theatrical and VOD run in future.

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marblemedia underway on All-Round Champion’s junior season

Now in production in Toronto, the new season of the sports competition series sees Perdita Felicien return as host.

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Crave becomes exclusive Canadian streaming platform for Friends

The coveted U.S. sitcom will land on Crave on Dec. 31 as part of its entry-level package as the platform positions itself as a major competitor in the streaming market.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 20 to 26, 2020

Freaky claims the top spot, followed by Let Him Go and The War with Grandpa at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 20 to 26, 2020

Le silence leads, followed by Monkey Beach at #2 and Percy at #3.

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Industry veterans named to Order of Canada

Tom Jackson was promoted to the Order of Canada’s highest level, while comedian Dave Thomas, broadcaster Glenn O’Farrell and a number of actors and filmmakers were honoured.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Gusto, W Network

The Dino Dana franchise expands in Latin America with a Nat Geo Kids deal, Gusto sells more content into the U.S. and the W Network picks up an Australian dramedy.

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POV, Comweb Foundation unveil five-year commitment

The foundation’s $250,000 donation will support POV’s mission through technical training, career development, mentorship, paid jobs and internships.

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CMF@10 – Tribute: Part two

Execs discuss the organization’s formative years, defining moments and hopes to emerge stronger on the other side of the pandemic.