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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.


Boat Rocker posts yearly revenue of $226.8M in first public filing

Growth in its kids business partially offset declines in its TV and representation segments in a pandemic-disrupted 2020, with the company saying it is now in a positive cash position “in excess of $100 million” following its IPO.

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Post-IPO plans: Boat Rocker co-founders look ahead to next phase of growth

A week after the company went public, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg discuss franchise building, M&A and Boat Rocker’s future.

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New regulations can create ‘win-win’ for online and legacy broadcasters: Ian Scott

During a Bill C-10 review hearing, the CRTC head said creating a regime that appropriately reflects the various lines of business of digital and traditional players will be its biggest challenge, but it can be done.

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Matthew Bissonnette’s Death of a Ladies Man sells to Australia, China

The Canada/Ireland copro, which counts Corey Marr and Don Carmody among its producers, was picked up in six additional territories and is set for its theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand on May 20.


Schitt’s Creek named best comedy by Producers Guild of America

The show’s sixth season, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, continued its awards domination by besting Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Flight Attendant, Ted Lasso and What We Do in the Shadows.

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TVA renews Quebec adaptation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Season two of Escouade 99, produced by ComediHa! in collaboration with Quebecor Content, went to camera in Quebec earlier this month.

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Boat Rocker begins trading on TSX

The next chapter in the Boat Rocker Media story begins today following the completion of its $170-million IPO.

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So.da expands slate of short-form lifestyle originals

Corus Entertainment’s social and digital agency also inked deals with 21 influencers and online creators to create digital content for its lifestyle brands.