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Netflix stock slides after streaming giant misses subscriber goal for Q4

The streaming giant also has a weaker forecast for subscriber adds for the first quarter of 2022.

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UBCP/ACTRA urges reform for child performer income regulations in B.C.

ACTRA’s B.C. arm is soliciting signatures and calling for new regulations for child performers and their future investments.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Disclosing my Disability

Op-Ed: Thomas Conway (pictured) on the need for a safe and understanding space for writers to comfortably and confidently disclose their disabilities.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 10 to 16, 2022

Netflix’s Cobra Kai continues to lead Canadian demand, with The Witcher and The Book of Boba Fett coming in at No. 2 and 3, respectively, on the digital originals chart.

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Deals: eOne, Super Channel, Enderby Entertainment

Entertainment One partners with Subtext on After the Verdict, Super Channel acquires Canadian minority copro for its latest original drama, plus more.

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FilmRise acquires FAST rights to Kim’s Convenience

The New York-based studio and streamer made the agreement with series producer Thunderbird Entertainment.

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Restrictions to ease on Ontario cinemas but no food or drink sales

Exhibitors are happy the province’s cinemas will be able to open at 50% capacity later this month but hope concession-sale restrictions will ease.

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WFW promotes Trevor Huys to grow its virtual production business

The equipment rentals and studio business expanded into virtual production last year through a partnership with VFX company Pixomondo.

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CBC ups Arif Noorani to director of podcast division

Noorani takes on the newly created role after launching CBC Podcasts as executive producer in 2015.

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In brief: Telefilm outlines Indigenous Production Stream changes

Plus, BIPOC TV & Film has revealed its Episodic Writers’ Lab cohort, Bell Media expands its Noovo brand, CBC is planning another One Stop Business Workshop with the CMPA and CAVCO, and more.

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The Roku Channel acquires Look Mom! Productions’ Doomlands

The Toronto studio’s adult animation has found a new home after the closure of its commissioning platform Quibi.

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Blink Studios plans TV adaptation of buzzy Charlene Carr novel

Blink went up against multiple bidders to acquire the rights to the “heart-wrenching” story of IVF and motherhood.

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Sort Of, No Ordinary Man among GLAAD Media nominees

Additional nominees include eOne’s drama Yellowjackets and TV movies Single All the Way and Under the Christmas Tree.

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YouTube to reduce originals slate, global head of original content Susanne Daniels exits

Going forward, YouTube plans to only fund programming within its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds.

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Indigenous business competition series headed for APTN

Vancouver’s Sparkly Frog Clan Productions is behind Bears’ Lair, which offers Indigenous entrepreneurs a total of $180,000 in prize dollars for their business.