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Love Nature greenlights Tim Winton series on Australia’s Ningaloo Reef

The Blue Ant Media-owned brand will air the series on its linear and streaming platforms, with Flame Distribution handling worldwide distribution outside of the co-producer territories.

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TIME Studios partners with Nelvana for new series

Leela’s Island is TIME Studios’ first preschool IP and helps address a lack of representation in kids content, says Maria Perez-Brown.

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National Screen Institute promotes Liz Hover

Hover becomes director of operations as the not-for-profit organization goes through a rebrand.

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Son of a Critch part of bustling East Coast production scene

Producers behind the Newfoundland and Labrador-shot CBC series and the pubcaster’s Nova Scotia-filmed Diggstown say crew levels are tight amid increased production volume.

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Astral Media co-founder Ian Greenberg dies at age 79

Greenberg was the company’s CEO when it was acquired by Bell, with which he served as a director until his death.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Dec. 27, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022

The Rookie leads while CBC’s New Year’s Eve coverage makes the top 10.

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Blue Ant International inks deals in Latin America

The sales with leading Latin American platforms include a collection of docs about the Royal Family.

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Heritage Minister Rodriguez postpones culture sector summit

The national summit was scheduled to take place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 to discuss the sector’s recovery and long-term sustainability.

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Go Button Media announces four key promotions

Robin Webster, Sarah Hewitt, Stephanie Baird and Rebecca Costa are being bumped up as Go Button Media plans to double its production slate this year.

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How CBC is handling the potential for disruption at the Winter Olympics

Despite Omicron’s surge and the absence of NHLers, the pubcaster is focusing on flexibility and custom opportunities to ensure it delivers for sponsors.

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Reelworld launches training program for Black entrepreneurs

The Reelworld Screen Institute established the program to help Black producers, casting directors, agents and managers build their business.

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Indie producers share what’s top of mind in 2022

TV and film producers share key questions about screen sector legislation, financing and content strategies as they head into the new year.