Kelly Townsend

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Articles by Kelly Townsend
MY PARANORMAL NIGHTMARE

Deals: Kew Media, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media

Kew Media Distribution secures sales for titles like Our House Media’s My Paranormal Nightmare, Love Nature expands its reach in Russia, and more.

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Alberta film, TV tax credit increased to 30% for locally-owned projects

The tax credit was announced in the province’s 2019 budget to replace the Screen-Based Production Grant, and initially placed a 22% cap on financing production costs.

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Liberals aim to table updated Broadcasting Act by June

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says the government will act quickly to table the legislation as Netflix, Telefilm and others react to the BTLR report.

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In brief: Canadian projects receive $1.1M from CMF copro initiatives

Plus: HGTV Canada unscripted success Island of Bryan returns for season two and DGC donates to AFC’s mental health initiative in Prime Time Challenge.

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In brief: Helga Stephenson, Divya Shahani to co-chair POV

Plus: Hot Docs has launched a new short pitch competition with Al Jazeera and two Canadian docs receive a grant from Sundance Institute.

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Uninterrupted tackles mental health for Bell Let’s Talk

Short-form series Hidden Opponent profiles Canadian athletes on their mental health experiences and will be shared across Bell Media’s social media platforms.

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CFC exec Ana Serrano named president of OCAD University

The digital trailblazer will depart her current position as chief digital officer at the CFC in June to take over as president and vice-chancellor of the university on July 1.

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Brain Power adds two new exec roles to boost content output

Stan Hum and Nancy Yeaman have been promoted to EVP, business development and distribution and EVP, kids and original content, respectively.

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Degrassi co-creator Kit Hood dies

The writer, producer and director who helped create one of Canada’s most enduring TV franchises passed at his home in Nova Scotia on Jan. 20.

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Bell Media sets Transplant to premiere in February

The medical drama will premiere on CTV and French-language network VRAK on Wednesday, Feb. 26, with the first episode available to preview on CTV.ca as early as Feb. 9.

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Canadian copro My Salinger Year to open Berlinale

The film is written and directed by past Crystal Bear winner Philippe Falardeau and stars Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley.

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Dan Levy joins the cast of rom-com Happiest Season

Entertainment One is handling Canadian and U.K. distribution for the film, which is the first project Levy has been attached to since production wrapped on Schitt’s Creek.