Jordan Pinto

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IDM sector grapples with revenue tumble stemming from COVID-19

Small and micro businesses have lost on average 40% of their monthly income, while a further 33% have lost all monthly income, said a CMF Trends report.

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New French streamer Salto acquires Casablanca’s Happily Married

The dark half-hour comedy series, commissioned originally by Radio-Canada Tele and Tou.Tv Extra, is among Salto’s first-ever acquisitions.

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Ontario working group submits COVID-19 protocols for approval

The Section 21 Committee has finalized a set of COVID-19 safety guidelines, which have now been submitted to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development for review.

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DOC report highlights ‘heightened vulnerability’ of documentary sector

A new study examines fears about business sustainability, with the sector struggling under the weight of both the production shutdown and ongoing stresses that preceded the pandemic.

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CMPA proposes ‘industry-wide solution’ to insurance conundrum

The proposal put forth by the producers’ association would see the federal government serve as a backstop for COVID-19 insurance claims.

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Some producers falling through cracks of COVID-19 support funds

Factual, kids and digital producers have found they aren’t eligible for the phase-one emergency funds, which are intended as a lifeline to ensure business continuity.

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Deals: eOne, Seville, Crave, CBC

Streaming platform MUBI acquires Xavier Dolan’s latest feature Matthias & Maxime, eOne inks additional sales for The Rookie and more.

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Discovery U.S. buys Saloon’s The Bryk Retreat

Blue Ant International sold 320 hours of programming from across its catalogue, including Witches of Salem, Detention Adventure and Best Cake Wins.

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CSAs ’20: Cardinal, Schitt’s Creek emerge as big scripted winners

The fan favourites, which both signed off for the final time recently, were named best drama and comedy, respectively, claiming 13 prizes between them.

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Adapting Snowpiercer: giant trains, ‘cli-fi’ and Orphan Black alums

Graeme Manson, Marty Adelstein and the team behind the TNT series told the story of bringing the property to TV as BANFF’s virtual festivities got underway.

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Boat Rocker sprints into a new line of business

The company tells Playback exclusively about the launch of Evolve Functional Fitness, a video-based functional fitness program cultivated through its Ventures division.

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After Kew: takeaways from a turbulent, career-defining time

In part two, prodco heads discuss how the shutdown affected them, forging ahead in a world without production, optimism for the future and takeaways from their years under KMG.