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Stephen Dunn tapped to helm Peacock’s Queer as Folk reboot

The St. John’s, N.L. native is attached to write, direct and executive produce the new iteration of the hit U.K. series.

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Corus Entertainment revenue inches back up to pre-pandemic levels

Continued ad-revenue recovery propelled Corus to $358.9 million in Q2, while its streaming products StackTV and Nick+ climbed to half a million paid subscribers.

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Toon-A-Vision picks up 400 episodes of Spin Master content

The Atlantic Digital Networks-owned specialty network acquired various episodes from eight Spin Master hits, including PAW Patrol and Hatchimals.

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Julien Knafo’s Brain Freeze to open Fantasia’s 25th edition

The genre-focused fest takes place in a virtual setting from Aug. 5 to 10, with organizers noting physical events will be included if public health guidelines allow them.

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Sim Post acquired by Streamland Media

Updated: The acquisition comes during a period of change for Sim, which recently saw its lighting and grip and studios divisions acquired by MBS.

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Telefilm looks to address Cancon discoverability issue in the U.S.

In partnership with other Canadian organizations, the film funder has launched a platform creating easy access to more than 5,000 domestic films and series.

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Mogul Productions looks to shake up the world of indie film financing

Using its proprietary platform, Mogul says it aims to bring more transparency and accessibility to financing and production on independent film projects under $5 million.

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BANFF ’21: Channing Dungey, Greg Berlanti, Kaley Cuoco board festival lineup

The trio are on board for an exclusive “In Conversation With” session about their thriller The Flight Attendant and other shared productions.

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Production permitted to continue through Ontario’s ‘emergency brake’

While the majority of film and TV projects won’t be unaffected by the new order, theatres have once again been forced to temporarily close across the province.

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WGC president Dennis Heaton resigns

Heaton’s decision to step down has prompted a shuffle, with Alex Levine appointed as president and Marsha Greene as VP.

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Love Nature lands on Spanish-language U.S. streamer PrendeTV

In recent months, Blue Ant has put its foot to the floor on its strategy to integrate its channel offerings within AVOD platforms.

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Canadian distributors gear up for virtual MIPTV

Blue Ant International, And Now Global and CBC/Radio-Canada have unveiled refocused sales slates ahead of the television market.