Kelly Townsend

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Corus launches new multi-channel Global app with free content

Corus is bringing its channels under one umbrella, with select unscripted content from Food Network Canada and HGTV Canada available to stream for free.

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Syfy orders supernatural series from Blue Ice Pictures

The Surrealtor, from the prodco behind Vagrant Queen (pictured), has received a straight-to-series order from NBCUniversal channel Syfy and is expected to premiere in 2021.

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Family Law opens for business

Principal photography for the Global drama, produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, begins March 2, with an all-Canadian cast.

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In brief: Podcast Crime Beat gets the TV treatment

Global also expanded its episode order for the latest season of reality series Big Brother Canada, while Toronto’s N5 Pictures unveils a new title.

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How Sphere Media Plus and Bell Media brought Transplant to life

The evolution from a pitch concept based on producer Tara Woodbury’s family history to CTV’s newest Canadian prime time original medical drama.

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CBC boosts collaboration with Germany’s ZDF

The pubcasters signed an MOU at Berlinale to codevelop scripted and factual content, marking CBC’s third strategic international partnership in less than a year.

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In brief: A new indie film streamer arrives in Canada

Plus: Sonic the Hedgehog rings up $37.5 million in B.C. production spend and Digital Dimension opens kids and animation-focused divisions.

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Anne with an E sweeps ACTRA awards

Meanwhile, Hotel Transylvania: The Series dominates the voice category and Schitt’s Creek wins the ensemble award for the second consecutive year.

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Take the Shot boards French series Maroni

The Newfoundland-based prodco will coproduce season two of the ARTE Worldwide original with FrenchKiss Pictures, now in production.

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Nurses to start its second shift in March

Production on season two of Global’s medical procedural will launch in Toronto, with two new cast members set to scrub in.

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Breakthrough, Black Fawn spark Vicious Fun with Turner LatAm

The Toronto prodcos have partnered with Turner Latin America’s production banner to develop, co-finance and produce genre titles, starting with horror Vicious Fun.

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Brad Peyton to receive CFC’s Creative Excellence award

The Newfoundland-born director behind Frontier and San Andreas will receive the honour at a reception in L.A. in March.