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Cineplex revenue plummets 95% as cinema closures hit Q2

While the exhibitor took a number of swift measures to curtail costs, it has experienced a cash burn of approximately $18 million per month since the onset of the pandemic.

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Telefilm backs 10 Indigenous-led projects in $4M funding round

The film funder said the number of applications has more than doubled since the Indigenous Stream launched four years ago.

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David Way named president at Great Pacific Media following Blair Reekie’s departure

Wendy McKernan was also promoted to COO at Thunderbird’s factual division.

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Murdoch Mysteries goes to camera on 14th season

The Shaftesbury-produced series is among a raft of CBC scripted titles set to shoot in Ontario over the next six weeks, with the pubcaster reducing the episode order to 11.

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CTV signs on for inaugural broadcast of TIFF Tribute Awards

The Bell Media Studios-produced event will air in prime time, with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Chloe Zhao and Mira Nair among the honourees.

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Warren P. Sonoda on doing ‘everything you’re not supposed to’ on his 11th feature

After the pandemic shelved plans of a theatrical release, the writer-director’s latest project Things I Do For Money gets its digital release today.

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Beyond Rights to distribute BGM’s Haunted Hospitals

The unscripted show becomes the latest title formerly distributed by Kew Media Distribution to find new international sales representation.

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COVID testing issues stall The Good Doctor’s production restart

The U.S. medical drama had been slated to start production today, however a disagreement between local unions and U.S. studios has put those plans on hold.

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Scripted series ramp up in Ontario, but industry remains shackled by insurance impasse

Promising signs emerge as Nurses, Murdoch and others return, however concern is rising that the majority of projects will be pushed to 2021 if there’s no insurance solution by September.

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BGM expands into survivalist genre with Weather Channel greenlight

The unscripted series goes into production in August and will premiere on the U.S. cable network before the end of the year.

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OutACTRAto releases Working with Queer Performers guideline doc

The best-practices document aims to break down barriers and initiate a shift in how screenwriters, agents, casting directors, directors and producers treat queer performers.

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Bill amendment paves way for large number of prodcos to claim CEWS

The amendment to Bill C-20, which rectifies a minor administrative issue that caused major problems, comes after months of behind-the-scenes advocacy work from the CMPA.