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HUGE! Play teams with Epic Story Media

Founded by former Hasbro and Fisher-Price execs, the newly launched toyco will create toys inspired by key IPs from Ken Faier’s Epic Story.

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In brief: Helga Stephenson, Divya Shahani to co-chair POV

Plus: Hot Docs has launched a new short pitch competition with Al Jazeera and two Canadian docs receive a grant from Sundance Institute.

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CFC exec Ana Serrano named president of OCAD University

The digital trailblazer will depart her current position as chief digital officer at the CFC in June to take over as president and vice-chancellor of the university on July 1.

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Brain Power adds two new exec roles to boost content output

Stan Hum and Nancy Yeaman have been promoted to EVP, business development and distribution and EVP, kids and original content, respectively.

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Cream ups James Farr to VP, development

The Toronto-based prodco has promoted Farr to oversee the company’s development staff while continuing his work as a factual producer.

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Cineflix Rights, Curious Films ink first-look deal

Cineflix Media’s U.K. distribution arm will hold the exclusive rights to the prodco’s film slate and drive its global sales.

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Corey Russell joins Cream Productions, launches doc division

The former Fadoo Productions exec will oversee the launch of Cream’s film division as executive VP and help develop and produce music, sports and doc specials.

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CMJ Productions rebrands under Attraction

The move comes as Attraction grows its English-language production, with CMJ execs Nicole Hamilton and Joey Case taking on expanded roles under the Attraction banner.

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Quebecor Content, TVA Group unveil structure changes

Kathleen Vachon has joined Quebecor Content’s team, while Claude Foisy is now responsible for TVA’s brands, specialty channels and brand deployment strategies.

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ACTRA National taps Catherine O’Hara for Award of Excellence

The Schitt’s Creek star will be presented with the annual award at an L.A. event held in April.

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Joy Loewen becomes NSI CEO

Her appointment follows her role serving as acting executive director of the Winnipeg non-profit.

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WildBrain launches consumer products YouTube program

Led by Steve Manners, the joint effort will combine expertise from the company’s licensing agency and digital distribution platform.