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In brief: Production moves at LaRue Entertainment, Carousel Pictures

LaRue has hired Ariella Naymark (pictured) and promoted Tyler Metcalf, while Katelyn Cursio has been upped at Carousel, and more.

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Bell Media sets Transplant to premiere in February

The medical drama will premiere on CTV and French-language network VRAK on Wednesday, Feb. 26, with the first episode available to preview on CTV.ca as early as Feb. 9.

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Kew Media sells ‘Dance Moms’ prodco Collins Avenue

Under the deal, California-based The Content Group has acquired all of Collins Avenue’s physical assets, IP and key staff.

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marblemedia looks to true crime, warfare with in-development titles

The prodco is looking to branch into a number of new sub-genres as it expands its factual slate.

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Blue Ant’s Beach House bulks up exec team with four hires

With the new recruits, managing director Jocelyn Little says the Singapore-based prodco is poised to “aggressively grow” its business in the U.S. and China.

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Unpacking the media habits of Quebec’s biggest city

Montreal tends to be more ethnically and linguistically diverse than the rest of the province – how does that affect media consumption?

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Netflix takes Restaurants on the Edge worldwide

The factual series, produced by marblemedia and OutEast Entertainment, launches on Netflix internationally on Feb. 28.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 6 to 12, 2020

Global’s Nurses series premiere pulled in more than 1.2M in ratings to hit #17, followed by The Curse of Oak Island at #20 and Murdoch Mysteries at #25.

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Tracey Friesen named managing VP of CMPA’s B.C. branch

Reporting to COO Liz Shorten, Friesen will oversee provincial operations as well as provide strategic counsel on a number of key files.

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Kew Media Distribution inks raft of pre-NATPE deals

The Kew Media sales outfit has licensed White Pine’s new Margaret Atwood doc to ViacomCBS Networks Americas, among other deals.

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Love Nature comes to the ‘Rescue’ with new commission

Docuseries Wild Pacific Rescue, produced by Toronto’s White Pine Pictures, will follow a team of vets as they treat oceanic wildlife.

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Cineflix Rights signs multi-title deal with National Geographic Lat Am

The agreement comes ahead of NATPE Miami and includes titles like Sinking Cities (pictured) and Legends of the Deep.