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TVA Group CEO France Lauziere temporarily steps back

Lauziere, who also serves as chief content officer of Quebecor Content, will be away for up to six months due to family reasons.

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Projects from Tasha Hubbard, Oya Media Group among Hot Docs Deal Maker selections

Two Intuitive Pictures projects were also tapped alongside In the Wake from Lantern Films and Experimental Forest Films.

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CMF-led campaign encourages audiences to ‘Seek More’ representation

Ambassadors include Shamier Anderson (Stowaway), Kawennahere Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs), Simu Liu (Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and more.

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Screenwriting champion Margaret Collier dies

The first executive director of the Writers Guild of Canada leaves behind a legacy of celebrating and supporting the domestic screenwriting community.

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Former Shaftesbury, eOne execs join Wind Sun Sky Entertainment

The Vancouver-based multimedia company launched by Catherine Winder has hired Jay Bennett and Romney Grant to round out its executive team.

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Canadian Academy, Shaw Rocket Fund introduce new prize

The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award sees Canadian kids and their parents vote for their favourite Canadian kids television program.

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In brief: Bron, 21 Laps team on Splendid Solution

Plus, the projects set for Annecy and WIFT Toronto’s Showcase, and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) is attached to direct a My Precious Pictures feature.

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BANFF reveals ‘In Conversation With’ Kevin Feige, Kari Skogland

Marvel’s Feige and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier director will take part in an exclusive conversation at the festival.

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Cream Productions bolsters team with promotions

Former VP of production Patrick Cameron has been upped to SVP of operations among four key exec changes for the Toronto-based factual producer.

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Tim Mutimer tapped as next Cineflix Rights CEO

The former Banijay Rights exec will take the reins of Cineflix Media’s U.K. distribution arm when current CEO Chris Bonney retires later this year.

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Boat Rocker Studios and Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh launch Maven

The prodco has an emphasis on producing female-led narratives and championing emerging voices, and is seeking collaboration opportunities with Boat Rocker Studios’ scripted and kids & family divisions.

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Rogers to acquire Shaw in $26 billion deal

The legacies of Ted Rogers and JR Shaw are set to merge in the massive deal, with the Shaw family to become one of the largest shareholders of Rogers Communications.