TV

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Deals: Ego Film Arts, Bell Media, Sinking Ship, OUTtv

Kino Lorber grabs the U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s Guest of Honour, Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana movie heads to Japan via a newly inked sub-distribution deal, plus more.

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Incendo, Further South Productions team for Ice

Created and written by John Forte, the Canada/U.K. copro sees Lionsgate serve as the thriller’s international distributor.

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Take the Shot boards French series Maroni

The Newfoundland-based prodco will coproduce season two of the ARTE Worldwide original with FrenchKiss Pictures, now in production.

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Sandra Dewey and Colin Bohm join BANFF board of directors

The WarnerMedia and Corus execs join as the Alberta festival gears up for its 41st edition in June.

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Nurses to start its second shift in March

Production on season two of Global’s medical procedural will launch in Toronto, with two new cast members set to scrub in.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 3 to 9, 2020

The Curse of Oak Island lands on the list at #24, followed by Murdoch Mysteries at #28.

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Building Landscape Artist of the Year Canada

Blue Ant Media’s Sam Linton and marblemedia’s Matt Hornburg discuss the path to the Canadian adaptation of the hit U.K. competition series.

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Spin Master’s COO and CIO step down

Ben Gadbois and Bill Hess have left, while global expansion expert Paul Blom and talent management exec Tara Deakin (pictured) join the toyco’s EVP ranks.

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Corus greenlights Save My Reno to a fourth season

The renewal of the Great Pacific-produced lifestyle series comes ahead of the season three premiere.

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CSAs ’20: Schitt’s Creek breaks awards record with 26 noms

Anne with an E, Mary Kills People and Letterkenny top their previous hauls, while Cardinal racks up 14 nominations as it moves to the Drama category.

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What to expect from the XFL in Canada

The “all-new” football league drew 1.6 million Canadian viewers across four league-opening games.

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WildBrain’s AVOD revenues hit by YouTube rule changes

Since new regulations were introduced that stopped YouTube serving personalized ads on kids content, WildBrain Spark has seen a 40% year-over-year revenue dip.