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Deals: WildBrain, Love Nature, Gusto TV, Liquid Media Group

WildBrain deals include distribution, licensing and promotional partnerships for Strawberry Shortcake, Love Nature expands in Europe via Prime Video, plus more.

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Headspinner picks up speed with its digital-first content strategy

Gisele’s MishMash Adventures is the Toronto prodco’s third kids series in a row to head straight to production, thanks to financial support from CMF-Shaw Rocket’s digital-first animation fund.

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In brief: Corus, BANFF announce apprentice program cohort

Plus: The Prism Prize for music videos announces 10 finalists, and Hello (Again) is honoured at SeriesFest.

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Night Blooms leads nominations for Screen Nova Scotia Awards

The 2022 awards include eliminated categories for the ACTRA Maritimes Award for Outstanding Performance and two new awards, with the winners to be announced at an in-person gala event on June 18 in Halifax.

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Insight, Dark Slope team up to develop unscripted slate

The Toronto-based companies plan to collaborate on “hyperreality” series using virtual production and extended reality technologies.

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KOTV appoints Mia Desroches as VP, international distribution

Montreal’s KOTV has hired the former CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution exec to accelerate its distribution strategy on the global market.

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Hot Sheet: Big Brother Canada finale makes top 30 TV chart

The Insight Productions reality competition series brought in 835,000 viewers, according to Numeris.

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EXCLUSIVE: Global renews Family Law for third season

This is the second early renewal for the Canadian legal drama, produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, which goes to camera in Vancouver on May 24.

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Banijay acquires global format distribution rights to Wild Cooks

The culinary adventure reality series hails from Montreal-based Toast in collaboration with Quebecor Content.

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Cineflix Productions film slate sells overseas

The slate includes a mix of holiday and true crime films commissioned by Lifetime.

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Thunderbird revenue dips slightly in Q3

The decrease in revenue and free cash flow are attributed to program delivery timings and production costs in the quarter, with the company still on track to increase overall revenue for the fiscal year-end.

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Wattpad Webtoon Studios, Fremantle to develop original fiction series

The companies plan to develop the stories in Europe, with a focus on Spanish, Italian and English-language content with global appeal.