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Lauren Davis steps into Telefilm national director role on interim basis

Davis, who currently serves as regional feature film executive for the Western region, temporarily steps into the role following Stephanie Azam’s departure last week.

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Andrea Menard named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year

The performer, singer and writer’s credits include Moccasin Flats, Rabbit Fall and Sparkle.

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WildBrain takes Cogeco carriage dispute to the CRTC

WildBrain argues that Cogeco is violating the Wholesale Code, while a group representing independent broadcasters says the CRTC’s decision on the matter will have far-reaching ramifications.

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Stephanie Azam exits Telefilm

The national feature film executive for the English-language market left the organization earlier this week.

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Marc Gauthier named exec director at RIDM

The veteran doc festival programmer joins from Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie.

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Allarco files for injunction against major Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent company says retailers including Staples and Best Buy are selling set-top boxes designed to illegally pirate TV content.

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Netflix says contribution framework under Bill C-10 must be tailored to ensure fairness for streamers

At a Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on Friday, Netflix’s director of public policy in Canada said the streamer is willing to contribute to the domestic system, but it should not be subject to the same regulatory obligations as traditional broadcasters.

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Hollywood Suite acquires 20-plus int’l films from Mongrel Media

The deal, which represents the first multi-picture agreement between the two companies, will be used to launch Hollywood Suite’s new programming block World Cinema Wednesdays.

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Thunderbird revenue doubles in Q2 as animation biz builds further momentum

The most recent quarter also represented the end of an era at the Vancouver-based company as co-founder and former CEO Tim Gamble stepped down from the board of directors.

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NFB to create more equitable hiring practices as part of diversity roadmap

Among its pledges, the organization said it will create a pair of inclusion-focused managerial positions as it looks to build a more “egalitarian, open and diverse organization.”

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CMPA calls for code of practice in Bill C-10

The producers association took part in a Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage meeting to discuss ways to address IP retention in a streamer-dominated landscape.

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Updated filing reveals more details about Boat Rocker’s proposed IPO

The proceeds of the initial public offering would be between $175 million and $201.3 million, according to documents filed last week.