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Deals: Boat Rocker, Boys vs. Girls, Constantin Film

Boat Rocker unveils new sales for animated preschool series Love Monster, while Mongrel Media and Gravitas Ventures sign on to comedy Boys vs. Girls, and more.

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Blue Ant reveals new paranormal, factual series

The company’s 2020/21 Canadian originals slate includes new factual titles such as docuseries Secret Cities and a sophomore season of Hotel Paranormal.

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Bron sets Siege of Bethlehem with Antoine Fuqua

Based on the book A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place, The Equalizer director is attached to direct.

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In brief: CBC unveils dates for Canada/U.K. copro Enslaved

The docuseries led by Samuel L. Jackson is set to debut on the pubcaster this October, plus TLN welcomes a new member to its team.

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Boland rolls on We’re All in This Together

Marking her feature directorial debut, the project also sees Martha Burns (Alias Grace) and Alisha Newton (Heartland) star.


CMF, CFC, Canada Council team with U.K. institutions on immersive content program

Offering a total coproduction fund of $510,000, the program is the first exchange initiative dedicated to immersive storytelling between the two countries.


Atomic, Brightlight, Lark among Access 2020 recipients

Omnifilm Entertainment’s The Birth House and Screen Siren Pictures’ Salomon’s Storage were also among the 14 projects selected to receive development funding.

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Lifetime unwraps holiday films from Neshama, Brightlight

Neshama Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment are attached to titles such as Christmas Ever After and The Christmas Set Up, while Brightlight Pictures is set to produce A Sugar & Spice Holiday.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Boat Rocker, Portfolio

Northern Banner Releasing’s latest pick up, broadcasters score The Next Step and Portfolio Entertainment’s new content partnerships.

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WildBrain and Kevin Smith bee-line to Green Hornet series

Based on the classic superhero franchise, the animated adaptation is set in contemporary times and targeted towards a family audience.

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Shania Twain, Reel World team on Heart of Texas adaptation

The singer-songwriter is set to serve as an exec producer on the TV series alongside Reel World Management’s Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry (Virgin River).

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In brief: Sinking Ship adds distribution manager

The Future of Film Showcase moves online with CBC Gem, while the Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival recognizes Shirley Douglas, plus more.