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WildBrain Television picks up The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy

Produced by Lopii Productions, the preschool cabaret series is hosted by a drag duo, and aims to foster inclusivity, kindness and a love of reading.

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Audible taps into demand for Canadian stories with originals strategy

Part four of Playback‘s Podcast Report offers a deep dive into Audible’s original Canadian content strategy and work to develop new emerging talent.

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Peacock acquires all five seasons of Mohawk Girls

The TV series, produced by Rezolution Pictures and co-created by Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight, began airing on the U.S. streamer earlier this month.

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Schitt’s Creek alums enter Witness Protection

An in-development U.S. film project reunites Annie Murphy with screenwriters Rupinder Gill and David West Read.

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Uninterrupted Canada, Bell Media prep hockey doc

Multi-partner project Black Ice will also receive a Canadian theatrical release via Elevation Pictures.

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TIFF ’21: Six Canadian films selected for Contemporary World Cinema, Discovery

The newly announced titles will all world premiere at the festival, joining previously announced Canadian films such as Michael McGowan’s All My Puny Sorrows and Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders.

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Mainframe Studios legal hire signals expanded scope

Veteran entertainment lawyer Elyot Waller joins the Wow! Unlimited Media-owned studio as SVP of business affairs and general counsel.

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How badly did the pandemic hit TV and radio broadcasters?

The CRTC’s latest broadcast statistics show advancing declines across the board, though some areas fared worse than others.

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Proper Television’s first Netflix commission to debut in August

Motel Makeover will premiere in more than 190 countries next month and was shot on location in Sauble Beach, ON.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for July 12 to 18, 2021

Private Eyes leaps to No. 3 on the TV chart, with Island of Bryan and Nurses also making the list.

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9 Story Media’s Dylan gets the greenlight

The CBC original series will also debut on Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall as part of the Cartoonito preschool programming block.

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Neshama looks back on one year of production post-shutdown

The Toronto prodco has completed 24 films since restarting in July 2020, including Avi Federgreen’s feature directorial debut with the thriller Lethal Love.

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Adriana Maggs tapped as Coroner showrunner as season four rolls

The veteran scribe and producer replaces Morwyn Brebner for the upcoming 12-episode season, which will also see star Serinda Swan make her TV directorial debut.

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Disney renews Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch

Following strong ratings on Disney Junior and CBC, the preschool animated series will also move to Disney+.

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CBC to honour Terry Fox’s legacy with one-hour special

Produced by Insight Productions, the special will feature musical performances and tributes to the late Fox from Canadian celebrities and public figures.