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Technicolor Post acquired by Streamland Media

L.A.-based Streamland said it expects to close the acquisition of Technicolor Post, a division within France-headquartered Technicolor, in the first half of the year.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 5 to 11, 2021

Cobra Kai leads, followed by The Mandalorian at #2 and Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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No Equal, Frantic Films option Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage book series

Joseph Mallozzi is attached to the drama series as showrunner and is set to pen the in-development project’s pilot.

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In brief: Holmes Family Effect scores post Super Bowl premiere

Plus, Trio Orange’s new hire and Island Horse Productions options Inside.

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Amazon greenlights docuseries on Toronto Maple Leafs

All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs is Amazon Prime Video’s second Canadian original series and is part of the streamer’s “continued investment in Canada.”

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CBC licence renewal hearing: execs talk commissioning strategies, digital transition

After examining the “40,000-foot view” earlier in the hearing, the CRTC drilled down into the finer aspects of its programming plans in the upcoming five-year licence term.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 1 to 7, 2021

The top three saw The Croods: A New Age, News of the World and Promising Young Woman all lead.

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Hot Sheet: Top 2 Canadian films for Jan. 1 to 7, 2021

Percy lands at #1, while The Cuban holds the #2 spot.

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Ontario production can continue despite shelter-in-place orders

Film and TV productions are permitted to continue provided they adhere to a number of existing restrictions, including that there are no more than 10 performers on set at once.


Producer, History Makers organizer Bill Nemtin passes away

The award-winning documentary producer, whose credits include The Hand of Stalin, passed away at the age of 77.

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Love Nature ups Alison Barrat to SVP, production and development

The promotion will see Barrat develop and commission new content for the Canadian media company’s wildlife and nature brand.


Is Amazon Studios preparing to open a Canadian division?

Could a new listing for a Toronto-based scripted development executive mean a significant investment in original Canadian content for the streaming service?

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021

The Rookie makes the top three, while Canada’s New Year’s Eve: A Countdown to 2021 comes in at #8 and Star Trek: Discovery lands at #22.


TV adaptation of Risk board game in the works at eOne

Hasbro-owned eOne has inked a first-look, multi-year television deal with House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis.

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Transparency issues top of mind as CBC broadcast licence hearing gets underway

The CRTC examined what a digital regulatory framework will look like for CBC as they ask for flexibility in their programming requirements.