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Uninterrupted Canada, Bell Media go for gold with Christine Sinclair doc

Cameras will roll in the fall on the documentary about the Olympic gold medalist’s personal story of perseverance.

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Wow! Unlimited’s Frederator Studios options Black history-themed plays

The Emmy-winning studio is developing an animated series spotlighting underrepresented trailblazers with humour for family audiences.

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Canadian kids series to be adapted for U.S. market

Zash Global Media is kicking off its move into original kids content with a new version of CBC series The Thrillusionists.

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Hollywood Suite slates original docuseries

Relentless: The Kevin Porter Story, about one man’s dream of becoming a professional hockey player in his 40s, will premiere next month.

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Oscar-winning VFX house expanding Canadian operations, talent pool

A new Toronto-area studio will employ up to 200, while up to 300 additional staff will be spread across Montreal and Vancouver, including 100 at a new feature animation division on the West Coast.

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Sony TV acquires Darrin Rose’s short film for series development

The award-winning Oshawa-born TV writer crafted his crime short One Last Last Heist as proof of his directing ability but sped away with a new opportunity.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Aug. 9 to 15, 2021

Private Eyes hits a new high at No. 2, followed by Fantasy Island, while Nurses remains in the top 30.

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Blue Ant International reveals Secrets of the Imperial War Museum

While lockdown restrictions have made it difficult to visit the famed venue, the Spring Films’ U.K. series offers exclusive access to artifacts and stories important to history and culture.

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Reelworld to create industry guideline on depiction of racialized women onscreen

The new initiative received $640,000 funding through the federal government’s recently announced Feminist Response and Recovery Fund.

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Boat Rocker, Ibram X. Kendi strike multi-genre development deal

Kendi is the New York Times best selling author behind Stamped from the Beginning and How To Be An Antiracist.

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Smithsonian Channel acquires docuseries Impossible Repairs

The series, produced by Montreal’s Attraction Images, will make its U.S. debut next month.

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Go Button Media’s Second World War doc finds home

Hollywood Suite will run the world broadcast premiere of the feature documentary that shares a veteran’s final farewell to fallen friends.