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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.


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.


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.


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.


FilmRise acquires FAST rights to Kim’s Convenience

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.