Jordan Pinto

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Production insurance fund gets $49M top-up as demand surges

The Short-Term Compensation Fund has received 369 applications since last fall, and has thus far paid out less than $1 million in claims.

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CSAs ’21: Transplant and Schitt’s Creek win big as Screen Week wraps

The hit shows won best drama and comedy, respectively, in addition to best performance awards for Hamza Haq and Catherine O’Hara.

Beans

CSAs ’21: Tracey Deer’s Beans wins best feature, best first feature

Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy, Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum and Charles Officer’s Akilla’s Escape also claimed multiple awards.

Diggstown

Following COVID delays, Diggstown season three finally underway

Cameras are rolling in Nova Scotia on new episodes of the Floyd Kane-created drama, with Cory Bowles, Lynne Stopkewich and Juanita Peters among this season’s directors.

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Road to the CSAs: Drama contenders talk legacy, loss and Cancon’s international profile

Departure, Cardinal, Burden of Truth, Vikings and Transplant vie for the most coveted drama prize in the Canadian TV calendar.

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Discovery Channel orders space-travel series from Boat Rocker Studios

The eight-part competition series, produced by Boat Rocker’s Matador Content and BoomTown Content, will see the winning contestant travel from earth to space aboard the International Space Station.

THE RIGHTEOUS

In brief: Sinking Ship teams with Australia’s Northern Pictures

Plus, Whistler names finalists for 2021 Screenwriters Lab and Mark O’Brien’s The Righteous (pictured) is set for its world premiere at Fantasia.

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Bill C-10: Yale, Geist put forth opposing views on how to support cultural sector

Janet Yale and Michael Geist were part of an expert panel appearing before the Heritage committee this week to examine what amendments to the bill mean in the context of freedom of expression.

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CSAs night two: Corner Gas Animated, PAW Patrol, Odd Squad, Bit Playas nab top honours

The Canadian Screen Awards’ second evening of prize-giving recognized children’s content, animation, digital and immersive.

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Toronto Film School names Andrew Barnsley president

Schitt’s Creek exec producer Barnsley will continue as CEO of Project 10 Productions as he assumes his new position with TFS.

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Otter Dynasty gets the greenlight at Love Nature

Blue Ant-owned, Singapore-based Beach House Pictures is producing the wildlife series, set to launch in November 2022.

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Cineflix Studios hires Sonia Hosko as VP, current

The Toronto-based role will see Saving Hope and Rookie Blue producer sourcing and developing scripted IP in the Canadian market.