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CBC orders marblemedia’s Best in Miniature

The Aba Amuquandoh-hosted factual series, which sees contestants building their dream homes in miniature form, was also pre-bought by Discovery+ for the U.K. and Ireland.

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Randy Lennox lines up next gig; launches new production shingle

The former Bell Media president has been named executive chair of not-for-profit organization Elevate, and unveiled a raft of projects through his new production banner, Lennox Endeavours.

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Deals: FilmRise, Go Button Media, eOne

Heartland makes the leap to AVOD in the U.S., Autentic’s new copro with Toronto’s Go Button Media and PJ Masks soars to new markets.

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In brief: Creative BC opens $1.4M production program

Plus: Mainframe Studios unveils its first 2D animated series as it expands its content slate and Love Nature wraps on one-hour special Osprey.

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Nova Scotia nearly doubles incentive fund budget

The provincial government increased the Film and Television Production Incentive Fund by almost 87% to $48.6 million following record applications in the 2021/22 fiscal year.

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How a sizzle brought Sort Of to life

BANFF ’21: The series’ creators and executive producer spoke about how the proof of concept sold the series to CBC and internationally in a Master Class.

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Wattpad Studios, Webtoon merge as post-deal strategy comes into focus

Parent company Naver will inject $100 million into developing and producing projects under the Wattpad Webtoon Studios banner, which will be headed up by Aron Levitz.

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AMC+ slates Rhombus Media copro The North Water for July

The U.K./Canada treaty coproduction, produced for BBC, counts Niv Fichman among its executive producers and Fraser Ash and Kevin Krikst as co-executive producers.

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Trio of Netflix commissions being animated in Canadian studios

Boat Rocker Studios and Atomic Cartoons are working with the streaming giant on projects set to launch this fall.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs from June 7 to 13, 2021

The Good Doctor season finale leads the list, while W Network acquisition Why Women Kill cracks the top 20.

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BANFF ’21: Indigenous creators see growing opportunities in global marketplace

Banff World Media Festival’s International Indigenous Screen Industry Summit brought together creatives and media leaders from across the world to discuss the future of Indigenous storytelling.

Steven Guilbeault

Bill C-10 passed in the House of Commons, moves to Senate

While the bill was passed in the early hours of Tuesday, reports suggest there’s almost no chance it will receive Senate approval before the summer recess.