Matt Sylvain

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Continuum comes out on top at Constellation Awards

Also faring well at the awards event held June 22 was Primeval: New World, which took two prizes compared to Continuum‘s (pictured) three.

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Carlo Rota named new Recipe to Riches host

Rota (pictured) replaces former host Jesse Palmer as the reality competition format moves from Shaw Media to become a tentpole of the CBC’s winter 2014 lineup.


Content king of all screens: Playback’s Summer 2013 issue

The summer issue includes the results of Playback‘s annual survey of indie production, the latest intel on crowdfunding in Canada and a profile of Muse, the Montreal prodco that turns 15 this year.


Weekly roundup: TV premieres, awards and events

This Friday’s briefs include news of the rollouts of 9 Story’s Camp Lakebottom (pictured) on Teletoon and Tricon’s The Next Star on YTV.


DHX makes numerous sales into Central and Eastern Europe

The distribution deals, for territories spanning the regions, include such kids’ TV properties as Arthur, Caillou and Horseland.


Big Brother Canada dominated Canadian social TV in Q1: report

The domestic version of the reality series (pictured) amassed more than 116 million impressions and 120,000 interactions, more than any other screen CanCon, according to the study by Seevibes and Evolumedia.

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Spain-Canada copro Wounds to shoot in Toronto

The thriller’s cast, which has yet to be revealed, is to be mostly Canadian.

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R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour takes multiple Daytime Emmys

The Vancouver-lensed series (pictured) took three trophies, while fellow Canuck production Bubble Guppies from Corus’ Nelvana Studios secured one.

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Weekly roundup: TV premieres and new CMPA board members

Today’s package of briefs includes news of the premiere of SHRED!, yap films’ new factual series for Discovery (pictured).


Breakthrough sells Summerhood to HBO Europe

The coming-of-age feature directed by Jacob Medjuck is narrated by John Cusack.

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Gordon Pinsent to attend 50th anniversary Forest Rangers reunion

The tribute to one of the first colour TV series made in Canada (pictured) is set for Saturday at Cinespace Film Studios’ Kleinburg facility north of Toronto.


Banff: CRTC’s Blais on updating TV sector regulations

CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais (pictured) told festival delegates that the Canadian regulatory framework needs to shift from rules to outcomes, and constraint to choice.