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Cineflix settlement is ‘key moment’ for factual worker rights

If signed, a collective agreement between Cineflix Media and unions CWA Canada and IATSE would mark Canadian TV history.

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Cineflix to settle class-action lawsuit with factual TV workers

The media company has reached a settlement agreement following a 2018 class action lawsuit from Toronto firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of workers.

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Run the Burbs rounds out cast

Now in production in Toronto and Hamilton, the Pier 21 Films comedy will premiere on CBC in winter 2022.

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Rosie Awards delivers accolades across Alberta screen industry

The 2021 Alberta Film and Television Awards saw Voice Pictures pick up four awards for feature film Marlene, while Best Dramatic Feature went to North Country Cinema and Tribal picked up Best Scripted Series.

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Submit your nomination for Playback’s 10 to Watch

The annual celebration of up-and-coming voices in Canada’s screen industry is back, with nominations open until Oct. 18. Click here to submit.

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Cineflix Rights unveils factual slate for MIPCOM

Two series from Go Button Media and Efran Films are among key launches for the annual content market.

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In brief: Hot Docs, Netflix to bring funny-but-true stories to life

Plus: APTN drama Tribal gets the festival treatment ahead of its season two premiere and Guru’s latest hire.

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Rogers invests $7.5 million to 62 unscripted projects

The latest funding round from the Rogers Group of Funds has selected a raft of Canadian docuseries and films.

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Private Eyes goes out on top

eOne’s Jocelyn Hamilton discusses the ratings performance of the final season and if there’s still a future in store for the series.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Sept. 6 to 12, 2021

America’s Got Talent and the English-language federal leaders debate earn the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively.

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Telefilm appoints new chair of Talent Fund

Philanthropist and mental health activist Sandi Treliving steps into leadership role vacated by Christine Magee.

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Industry urges swift action following federal election result

As the Liberals remain in power with another minority government, industry stakeholders expect them to fulfill their promise to table new legislation around the Broadcasting Act soon.