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Reynolds Mastin (CMPA). Janet Yale (BTLR Chair). Monique Simard (BTLR Member). Helene Messier (AQPM). The Legislative Path Forward for Cultural Policy in Canada

Photo gallery: CMPA Prime Time 2020

A selection of photos from a lively 48 hours in Ottawa following the release of the BTLR panel’s long-awaited recommendations report.

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Cineplex-Cineworld deal gets shareholder approval

The $2.8 billion transaction remains on course to close before June 30, said Cineplex president and CEO Ellis Jacob, as the company announced its Q4 financials.

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CBC Gem original Detention Adventure heads into season two

Ten new episodes of the LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films-produced show will premiere on the streaming service later this year.

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Veteran TV exec Ellen Baine to exit Hollywood Suite

The specialty network’s VP of programming is retiring at the end of March, with Sharon Stevens being promoted to lead the programming team.

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Deirdre Brennan among five exec appointments at WildBrain

The former Corus executive has been named EVP of content partnerships as CEO Eric Ellenbogen builds out his senior team.

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Bell Media revenue rises to $3.22B for 2019

Parent co BCE said revenue derived from Crave and contract renewals with TV distributors helped drive the uptick.

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Atomic Cartoons ramps up IP focus, expands L.A. operation

The Thunderbird-owned company has opened the doors to a new animation studio as it looks to get more proprietary projects off the ground.

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Factual advocacy group calls on Kew to clarify its situation

The Fairness in Factual TV Campaign, led by CWA Canada and IATSE, has asked for assurances Kew will “deal fairly” with individuals it represents across the unscripted sector.

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Industry mulls implications of new terms of trade agreement

Following the BTLR panel’s recommendation that terms of trade be reintroduced, producers and broadcasters assessed the potential ramifications at Prime Time.

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BTLR panelists talk CMF-Telefilm merger, regulating streamers

Janet Yale and Monique Simard also discussed data-gathering from OTTs, as they fleshed out details of the expansive 97-recommendation report at Prime Time.

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BTLR report proposes sweeping overhaul of Cancon funding system

The report’s 97 recommendations include combining the CMF and Telefilm, mandating that streamers contribute to Cancon, reintroducing terms of trade and an ad-free CBC.

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Kew withdraws financial guidance for fiscal ’19

The company said it expects its yearly earnings to be “materially lower than previously forecast.”