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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.