Lauren Malyk

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Bell Media hires GM, programming and strategies acquisition

Joining the Quebec team later this month, Lucie Quenneville will report to VP, French-language content development and programming Suzane Landry.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Brainstorm Media, Super Channel

Northern Banner nabs Hot Docs winner The Walrus and the Whistleblower for Canada, while Brainstorm Media picks up the U.S. rights to The Cuban, plus more.

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Lighthouse Pictures taps Trevor McWhinney as VP of production

The veteran producer known for reality series Gotta Grudge? will oversee production on all film and TV projects from the prodco.

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Federgreen, Lucky Dime option 10 Minutes from Home

Author Bill Howard will script the adaptation, while Federgreen Entertainment’s Avi Federgreen and Lucky Dime Films’ Laura Tremblay are set to produce.

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Deals: Minerva Pictures, Netflix, PNP

Minerva Pictures picks up director Sean Cisterna’s From the Vine, while Netflix adds Studio Ghibli titles to its Canadian catalogue and PNP nabs Odd Man Rush.

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Producers pledge to address systemic racism

A newly formed coalition aims to give financial support and implement concrete actions to address systemic racism in Canadian media.

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Screen Nova Scotia unveils back-to-work guidelines

The document aims to promote a safe return to work for those in the sector and notes a number of different considerations for employers and producers.

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In brief: Six Cineplex theatres confirmed to reopen

The chain will reopen six locations in Alberta this Friday, while Wattpad unveils a new partnership and Raven Banner Entertainment is attached to a new V/H/S film.

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Upfronts ’20: Transplant, Jann, Letterkenny earn renewals

Great Pacific Media’s Mud Mountain Haulers and Blue Ice Pictures’ The Surrealtor were among the new series unveiled at Bell Media’s “Homefront” presentation.

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Shaftesbury Tech debuts Bubble Bloom

The free tablet app for kids aged six to 15 is the first of six positive distraction games the prodco’s technology division plans to release.

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Upfronts ’20: CTV locks in 18 returning series for fall schedule

In addition to new pickups such as B Positive and Supermarket Sweep, the network confirmed that Jann‘s sophomore season will debut this fall.

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Deals: Corus, Cineflix Rights, Blue Ant

Global adds two award-winning newsmagazines ahead of its Upfront, while Apple teams with Cineflix Rights and Kan 11 to co-produce Tehran.