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Kidoodle.TV drops the beat with its first original series

The kid-friendly, ad-supported streamer has ventured into original programming after a tremendous jump in users during 2020, beginning with Wes Tank’s StoryRaps.


Hudson & Rex cast member tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second positive case for the crime procedural, which resumed filming today after a delay when a member of the production team tested positive last week.


Telefilm opens development stream for racialized individuals

The newly created stream will have a $500,000 envelope and be evaluated by an external jury, while Telefilm loosens eligibility restrictions in the development stream.


Muse Entertainment boards season two of Cursed Films

AMC-owned horror streaming service Shudder renewed the docuseries for a second season following its success on the platform, with production now underway.


Netflix opens one-day pitch resubmission window

Applicants unable to get through before Wednesday’s deadline because of a technical issue can resubmit their pitch by 8 p.m. EDT Friday.


Secret Nazi Bases secures second season, global sales

U.K.’s DCD Rights has secured a number of global sales for the Go Button Media-produced factual series, co-commissioned by CBC’s documentary Channel and UKTV.

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New Metric Media, Feldman Agency launch live event venture

Building on the success of the Letterkenny Live! tour, the new venture will help screen-based brands develop and produce live events for added revenue streams.


Tribal Police Files launches season three in Alberta

Directed and produced by Steve Sxwithul’txw, the 13 x 30-minute APTN docuseries will feature local officers in the Tsuut’ina Nation outside of Calgary.


How the pandemic accelerated Incendo’s copro strategy

A strong producing partner in New Zealand and Quebec’s insurance solution for producers has helped the Montreal company launch its eight-film slate for 2020.


Ontario loosens gathering restrictions on movie theatres

Cineplex and Landmark will reopen operations in Ontario starting today after the Ministry of Health approved an exception for indoor public gatherings in movie theatres.


Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian, Trickster selected for TIFF 2020

The festival unveiled its 50 feature picks, with films from Tracey Deer, Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt and two projects from Michelle Latimer in the mix.


Canada’s Drag Race revs up international sales

The adaptation of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been picked up by broadcasters in the U.S., Australia, Israel and the U.K.