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EXCLUSIVE: BIPOC TV & Film names Kadon Douglas as executive director

The communications professional catches up with Playback Daily to discuss her vision for the organization.

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Blue Ant Media teams with Bristow’s CCF for unscripted IP

The Toronto-based broadcaster, producer and distributor will work with the Content Catalyst Fund to bring women-created IP to the global market.

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Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie to depart in March

Hot Docs president Chris McDonald will temporarily take over Hendrie’s responsibilities while the board of directors searches for a new executive director.

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Baroness von Sketch Show to end after five seasons

The CBC sketch comedy stars and co-creators released a joint statement on the decision to end the series with its fifth and final season, set to air this fall.

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Producers weigh desire to return to work quickly with practical realities

As signs emerge that a return to production could be in sight, producers are examining the complex question of how and when to resume filming on specific projects.

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BANFF 2020 goes virtual with four-month content and events program

The festival’s 41st edition kicks off May 26 with a master class session featuring post-apocalyptic drama Snowpiercer.

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Coroner heads to The CW

The deal for the drama series starring Serinda Swan signals the show’s U.S. debut.

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Island of Bryan sets its U.S. debut with a new title

U.S. network HGTV picked up the first season from Corus Studios with the revamped title of Renovation Island, set to premiere June 7.

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Cineplex delays Q1, says Cineworld ‘remains committed’ to deal

The Canadian exhibitor said both parties are working to bring the mega-deal to fruition by June 30.

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Will the int’l market return to normal once the pandemic ends?

Distribution execs discuss quick-turnaround programming and the emergence of longer-term trends that will outlast the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Love Nature swings into the U.S. on XUMO

The brand marks the AVOD’s first-ever dedicated wildlife and nature-based channel.

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Canadian Academy CEO on the CSAs virtual rollout

Beth Janson shares how the Academy has found an engaging way to honour the nominees online and via social media channels from May 25 to 28.