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Underrepresented writers lost ground amid reduced commissions in 2020: report

The Writers Guild of Canada’s updated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report shows members from underrepresented communities saw a mix of small gains and losses in opportunities.

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Corus sees lift in revenue in fiscal 2021

The broadcaster’s pandemic recovery continues as the company plans to leverage its content production and distribution capabilities with international partners.

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Indie Report 2021: Producing a dramatic comeback

Results from Playback‘s 2021 Indie Report demonstrate the resilience of Canada’s independent production sector in the face of a global pandemic.

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OUTtv elevates drag format in new series

Reality competition series Call Me Mother is the first to feature queens as mentors, and has a companion weekly podcast.

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Canadian MIPCOM participants laud in-person results

Our roundup of feedback from attendees at the TV market delivers reveals quality and volume of in-person meetings, and formats and kids content as hot areas for growth.

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Liquid Media partners with predictive project platform

Slated will provide packaging, financing, sales and distribution services aiming to drive growth for IP owners and producers in both film and TV.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Oct. 4 to 10, 2021

CSI: Vegas and 9-1-1 lead as the fall TV season heats up.

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Syfy cancels SurrealEstate after one season

The series first premiered on July 16 on Syfy in the U.S. and CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada.

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Children Ruin Everything acquired as Roku Original

The CTV comedy, produced by New Metric Media, will have its U.S. premiere on The Roku Channel in 2022.

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Struggle for resources impacts underrepresented screen industry workers in Atlantic region: report

Survey paints portrait of highly educated and skilled professionals who lack access to skills development programs, unions and guilds, and work, on average, only half the year.

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Deals: CBC, eOne, Guru, Media Ranch

Canadian prodcos and networks net new licensing deals and acquisitions, plus Canadian unscripted formats find U.S. homes at MIPCOM.

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In brief: CBC goes green, London pitch program projects, Shorts director makes tall impact