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Molly of Denali wins Peabody prize

The Canada/U.S. animated series from Atomic Cartoons and WGBH Boston was one of the projects feted by the awards.

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Industry orgs launch virtual series for underrepresented creators

The three-week workshop, led by CBC, CAVCO and CMPA, aims to equip emerging producers and creators with more business tools to advance their careers.

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Cogeco TV Production supports 12 projects

Tribal, Coroner and Transplant were among the four English-language and eight French-language titles that picked up financing.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 25 to 31, 2020

Transplant‘s season finale sees the drama rise to #2 on this week’s chart, followed by Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at #3 and America’s Got Talent at #4.

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Gusto gets production rolling on new cooking series

CombiNATION Plates, commissioned by Bell Media for CTV Life Channel, will begin filming in Gusto’s Ottawa facility on June 16.

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BANFF set for virtual Rockie Awards 2020

This year’s awards will see Baroness von Sketch Show‘s Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen host and feature talent such as Niecy Nash and Hamza Haq.

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B.C. edges closer to reopening after WorkSafeBC green light

While the guidelines theoretically open the door for some production to resume, a comprehensive set of industry-specific COVID-19 protocols will not be released until mid-June.

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Ontario film, TV production to reopen with regional approach

Ottawa, North Bay and Waterloo are among 24 regions able to restart on June 12, while regions such as Toronto and Hamilton must wait until they meet public health criteria.

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Headspinner enters production on first animated series

Denis and Me with showrunner Diana Moore will launch this fall on Crave in Canada and YouTube internationally.

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Fifty participants named to second BANFF Spark cohort

Marylou Mintram, Rebecca Gibson and Lauren Grant are among those participating in the accelerator program for women in the media business, with Super Channel signing on as founding industry partner.

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Corus tackles climate change in kid-targeted doc special

Corus EVP Colin Bohm shares how CitizenKid: Earth Comes First fits into the company’s original content strategy and how they formed the partnership with White Pine Pictures.

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CTV unveils Change & Action: Racism in Canada

The Bell Media Studios special hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake, Marci Ien, Tyrone Edwards and Lainey Lui will feature conversations with leaders advocating for change.