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ISO delivers $3.8 million in development grants

The grants were provided through the Indigenous Development Program and the Solidarity Fund, run in partnership with REMC and BIPOC TV & Film.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 25 to 31, 2021

Private Eyes lands at #21, meanwhile Murdoch Mysteries comes in at #24.

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Baroness, Murdoch among ACTRA Toronto ensemble nominees

Voice talent from Doomsday Brothers also earned recognition, securing a total of three nods.

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Wow! Unlimited kids specialty channel not moving forward

The CRTC has revoked the broadcast licence for Comedy Gold, which the animation company acquired from Bell Media in 2018 to launch a kids and youth linear channel.

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Apple TV+ picks up Sinking Ship’s Jane

The hybrid kids series inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall has been given a straight-to-series order, plus Sinking Ship has also picked up a BBC Children’s series for distribution.

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TFCA names Canadian film finalists

In Canadian award news, the TFCA choose their nominees for Best Canadian Film, while the Schitt’s Creek nomination streak continues.

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The campaign to save Wynonna Earp starts again

Playback has learned the series’ producers are looking for a new U.S. broadcaster after its cancellation at Syfy, with fans back on the campaign with #FiveForWynonna.

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Ian Scott set for BANFF 2021

The CRTC chairperson and CEO will deliver the first keynote on the virtual festival’s opening day.

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‘A true Canadian icon’: Remembering Christopher Plummer

The Canadian screen and stage industry says goodbye to legendary actor Christopher Plummer, who passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 91.

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Deals: Odd Squad, levelFILM, Autentic Distribution

Odd Squad heads to China, levelFILM picks up the Canadian rights to Sundance 2021 title Together Together, plus more.

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Nelvana makes a wish with its new show

Preparing for delivery by the end of this year, redknot animated series Super Wish taps into the universal world of birthdays.

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Jacob Tierney, Emily Hampshire tackle Norman Lear classic

Hampshire will star in the modern take of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, now in development with Sony Pictures Television and Lear’s prodco Act III Productions.