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Brightlight taps Emily Alden as head of development

The former PNP exec will oversee the Vancouver prodco’s film and TV development slate for domestic and international markets.

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Boat Rocker sprints into a new line of business

The company tells Playback exclusively about the launch of Evolve Functional Fitness, a video-based functional fitness program cultivated through its Ventures division.

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CSAs ’20: Holly Hobbie, Amazing Race Canada top night two winners

Mary’s Kitchen Crush, PAW Patrol and Corner Gas Animated also picked up multiple prizes as the Academy honoured lifestyle, reality and children’s and youth programs.

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Coroner scores third season, sells to Channel 4

Season three, which is currently in pre-production, sees executive producer Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope) continue on in her role as showrunner.

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After Kew: takeaways from a turbulent, career-defining time

In part two, prodco heads discuss how the shutdown affected them, forging ahead in a world without production, optimism for the future and takeaways from their years under KMG.

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CSAs ’20: ‘We Will Stand Up’ wins Best Feature Length doc

The virtual ceremony celebrating doc and factual also saw The Accountant of Auschwitz, Disasters at Sea, Mr. Jane and Finch and Engraved on a Nation: On the Line honoured.

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Netflix audiences adopt The Willoughbys

The latest family flick from Bron Animation was viewed by approximately 37.6 million households in a four-week period, according to the streamer.

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TVNZ serves up Gusto TV

The food and lifestyle channel from Gusto Worldwide Media is the first and only food programming to air on TVNZ’s AVOD platform.

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‘Making things simply won’t be the same without him’: remembering David Hayman

The revered music supervisor was an integral part of Toronto’s indie scene, working on titles including Kim’s Convenience and Once Were Brothers.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 12 to 18, 2020

The Mandalorian came out on top, followed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars at #2 and Defending Jacob at #3.

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Sinking Ship scores 16 Daytime Emmy nods

The kid-focused prodco received eight nominations recognizing Ghostwriter, while Dino Dana and Odd Squad picked up four each.

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Deals: IFC Films, Guru Studio, Gusto, Sinking Ship

My Salinger Year gets U.S. distribution, two Guru series fly worldwide, Gusto heads to Sling TV and Sinking Ship gears up for more Dino Dana books.

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Running with Violet to make linear debut on OUTtv

The webseries will have its broadcast premiere this fall, while the series is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and on OUTtv GO in Canada.

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Trio of Canadian titles among Frontieres copro market picks

Lest We Be Devoured, an in-development project from PG: Pyscho Gorman producer Peter Kuplowsky, is one of 10 projects taking part in July’s virtual program.

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NFB names Julie Roy director general of creation and innovation

In the role, Roy will be tasked with strengthening the organization’s creative leadership and establishing an integrated programming vision.