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UPDATED: Events and productions impacted by COVID-19

With the situation rapidly evolving, Playback will be updating this post with information on what productions and events have been affected.

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CSAs ’20: nîpawistamâsowin wins Best Feature Length doc

The virtual ceremony celebrating documentary and factual programming also saw The Accountant of Auschwitz, Disasters at Sea, Mr. Jane and Finch and Engraved on a Nation: On the Line honoured.

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Netflix audiences adopt The Willoughbys

The latest family flick from Bron Animation was viewed by approximately 37.6 million households in a four-week period, according to the streamer.

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TVNZ serves up Gusto TV

The food and lifestyle channel from Gusto Worldwide Media is the first and only food programming to air on TVNZ’s AVOD platform.

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‘Making things simply won’t be the same without him’: remembering David Hayman

The revered music supervisor was an integral part of Toronto’s indie scene, working on titles including Kim’s Convenience and Once Were Brothers.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 12 to 18, 2020

The Mandalorian came out on top, followed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars at #2 and Defending Jacob at #3.

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Sinking Ship scores 16 Daytime Emmy nods

The kid-focused prodco received eight nominations recognizing Ghostwriter, while Dino Dana and Odd Squad picked up four each.

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Deals: IFC Films, Guru Studio, Gusto, Sinking Ship

My Salinger Year gets U.S. distribution, two Guru series fly worldwide, Gusto heads to Sling TV and Sinking Ship gears up for more Dino Dana books.

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Running with Violet to make linear debut on OUTtv

The webseries will have its broadcast premiere this fall, while the series is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and on OUTtv GO in Canada.

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Trio of Canadian titles among Frontieres copro market picks

Lest We Be Devoured, an in-development project from PG: Pyscho Gorman producer Peter Kuplowsky, is one of 10 projects taking part in July’s virtual program.

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NFB names Julie Roy director general of creation and innovation

In the role, Roy will be tasked with strengthening the organization’s creative leadership and establishing an integrated programming vision.

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Spin Master taps digital studios EVP

In the newly created role, Fredrik Loving (pictured) will have oversight of the company’s studio in L.A. for games, apps and connected play experiences.

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RLJE Films, Shudder nab horror comedy PG: Psycho Goreman

The feature from writer/director Steven Kostanski will be released in U.S. theatres in late 2020, before heading to Shudder in early 2021.

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In brief: Unsinkable Youth special adds more talent

Plus, Wind Sun Sky Entertainment and Skybound North Entertainment debut Camp Bonkers, while Vancouver’s Kelly&Kelly pick up a Webby.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 4 to 10, 2020

Medical drama Transplant clocks in at #7, while Cardinal lands at #19.

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Deals: Shaftesbury, eOne, Black Fawn

Two Canadian series pick up additional distribution overseas, while distributor Black Fawn nabs the rights to the Toronto-produced horror Scarecrows.