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Northern Ontario: extraordinary settings, growing infrastructure

Canadian Locations Showcase: Northern Ontario is home to a diverse range of unique locations, landscapes, and four distinct seasons that suit all kinds of film and television productions.

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TIFF appoints Jeffrey Remedios as board chair

The film festival organization has also announced several new board members, including filmmaker Danis Goulet, Wattpad’s Allen Lau and Elevation Pictures’ Laurie May.

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YMA and TAAFI announce details on John Rooney Creator Fund

The fund honouring the late children’s television programmer will have two streams: content development and scriptwriting.

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Cameras roll on director Vanessa Matsui’s feature film debut

The romantic drama written expressly for Liane Balaban is a cinematic love letter to Toronto and will shoot as several iconic sites, including the Monarch Tavern, the Ace diner, Drake Hotel and Paradise Theatre.

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Play Management promotes two agents to partners

Kalee Harris and Mary Falcon – who represent talent including Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Levy – are tasked with finding “new and inventive ways” to promote talent.

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TIFF sheds light on del Toro world premiere, film noir-series strategy

The Academy Award-winning director’s distributor worked with TIFF on the one-night-only event and a curated five-film noir series, which are reference points for horror auteurs.

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Second Jen star brings first sketch comedy series to OMNI

Abroad will feature “strong representation” both in front of behind the camera.

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Quebec adds $46.1 million to cultural sector recovery

The funds will be added to the province’s temporary assistance programs, which were created in summer 2020 to offset the cost of safety protocols and potential shutdowns due to COVID-19.

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Off the Fence strikes deal with Canadian prodcos

Projects with Markham Street Films and Shark Teeth Films in the works, as the distributor looks to find new opportunities to meet the demand for content.

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In Brief: Agam Darshi’s Donkeyhead to open MISAFF

Plus: Corus and OYA team up

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The Weeknd series bound for HBO

The Toronto pop star and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios are among the executive producers on The Idol.

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REMC report calls for better race-based data collection

The Racial Equity Media Collective says its report on screen industry funding inequity was hindered by a lack of necessary data.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 15 to 21, 2021

Star Trek: Discovery rises to No. 2 in digital originals, with Letterkenny cracking the top 10, while Saturday Night Live, recently hosted by Simu Liu, remains at the top of the overall list.

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TLN and ECG support Rogers-Shaw deal, but ask for safeguards

The independent ethnic broadcasters filed interventions against the proposed merger they now say is a “necessary response” to changes in the broadcasting landscape.

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Production boom propels Thunderbird’s bottom line

The B.C.-based company has 27 programs in various stages of development across its divisions, 12 of which are company or partner-managed IP.

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Network Media names leads for NFT Studios

White, one of the founders of Thunderbird Entertainment, will also be an executive producer for emerging content initiatives.