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Super Channel revamps exec team

Effective today, director of programming Jackie Pardy (pictured) has been upped to chief content officer alongside a raft of other executive changes.

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Claire Dion to retire from the Bell Fund

The long-time champion of Francophone independent production will depart the organization’s Montreal office this December.

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In brief: CBC names Donald Lizotte as Jean Mongeau’s successor

Plus: Tasha Hubbard’s doc wins over audiences at imagineNATIVE and Stand! gets the big screen treatment.

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Blue Ant Media taps Stephanie Atlas to grow digital brands

The former Nat Geo exec will lead digital and social media strategies for Love Nature and ZooMoo in a newly created role based out of Washington, D.C.

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CRTC sets public hearing on Bell Media’s V acquisition

Bell Media plans to acquire V and AVOD service Noovo.ca in a transaction valued at $25.2 million, with a tangible benefit package of around $2.5 million.

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Int’l prodcos buy Media Ranch’s Watch!

The format from creators Dan Munday and John Kirhoffer has been sold to Bunim/Murray Productions, ITV Studios and more.

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In brief: Film, theatre producer Mel Tuck wins lifetime achievement

Plus: Touchwood PR hires Judy Lung to a newly created VP role and Bron-backed prodco Little Lamb Productions will film a new feature in Montreal.

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WIFT-T unveils 2019 Crystal Award winners

This year’s recipients include producer Mary Young Leckie, maxine bailey and Esta Spalding.

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eOne obtains Ontario court approval for Hasbro deal

The news comes after the global independent studio’s shareholders approved the proposed $5.32 billion arrangement last week.

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Netflix offers $2B in debt to fund content acquisitions, production

Last week the streamer reported its debt had reached USD$12.4 billion as of Sept. 30.

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Rachel Rusen Margolis stays on as MFM CEO and commissioner

Rusen Margolis takes the role permanently after serving as acting Manitoba Film & Music CEO and commissioner since June, following Carole Vivier’s retirement.

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In brief: ‘The Body Remembers,’ The Twentieth Century nab prizes

Plus, Blue Ant International unveils new agreements with Japan’s NHK and Fox Networks Group Japan.