Exec/Industry Moves

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Deals: Radio-Canada, Incendo, WaZabi Films, Larco, Gusto

Terence Films acquires option rights to After (Après) from CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, Incendo and BlackBox Multimedia co-developing Ellery Queen, and more.

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In Brief: The CMPA is set for the second cohort in its co-production accelerator program

Plus: The CMPA has appointed a director of policy, and Sphere adds to Montreal scripted and unscripted teams

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EXCLUSIVE: Cineflix Productions names director of scripted development

Former iThentic exec Lisa Baylin has been tapped for the newly created role based in Toronto.

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Toronto’s Blink Studios gets ‘significant’ investment from INSP LLC

The Indian Land, S.C.-based entertainment network says it wants to expand its relationships in the international film and production community.

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Frederator hires new director of development

Isabel Bailin joins the studio to expand its pipeline with animated originals for kids and adults, and explore new opportunities for existing brands.

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Muse Entertainment taps Private Eyes producer for SVP role

Based in Toronto, Alex Jordan will work with Muse’s development team to produce scripted content in multiple genres.

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Cameron Bailey promoted to CEO of TIFF

Bailey takes on the new role after being artistic director and co-head of TIFF with Joana Vicente, who left in October. He says he wants to “build a festival for the future.”

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Play Management promotes two agents to partners

Kalee Harris and Mary Falcon – who represent talent including Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Levy – are tasked with finding “new and inventive ways” to promote talent.

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TLN and ECG support Rogers-Shaw deal, but ask for safeguards

The independent ethnic broadcasters filed interventions against the proposed merger they now say is a “necessary response” to changes in the broadcasting landscape.

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Production boom propels Thunderbird’s bottom line

The B.C.-based company has 27 programs in various stages of development across its divisions, 12 of which are company or partner-managed IP.

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Network Media names leads for NFT Studios

White, one of the founders of Thunderbird Entertainment, will also be an executive producer for emerging content initiatives.

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Clement Virgo to direct feature on world’s first major Black sports star

Regina-based Minds Eye Entertainment is producing Black Cyclone, about U.S. cyclist Walter Taylor who overcame racism to become a racing champion during the Jim Crow era.