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CBC Gem greenlights tween dramedy from Portfolio Entertainment

Premiering on CBC Gem in 2022, the live-actioner focuses on the growing cohort of kids who are learning at home.

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Telefilm appoints new chair of Talent Fund

Philanthropist and mental health activist Sandi Treliving steps into leadership role vacated by Christine Magee.

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Boat Rocker inks first-look deal with hit format creators

Prolific producers Cleve Keller and Dave Noll are behind Chopped and other global sensations such as Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party.

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WildBrain reconfigures its executive ranks

The Halifax-based media company has promoted two execs to its C-suite and hired a former Mattel exec as its first CMO.

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HGF awards $111K to three teams for Shorts-to-Feature program

Three production teams from Ontario, Quebec and B.C. will receive funding to produce a short film based on their feature script.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 10 to 16, 2021

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stays on top while After We Fell, based on the popular Wattpad story, gains ground at No. 3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 10 to 16, 2021

Maria leads in its fourth week at the box office, while Kaveh Nabatian’s drama Sin La Habana debuts at No. 4.

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How marblemedia has kept fresh through changing tides

Co-CEO Matt Hornburg says the production company has always focused first on the shared family viewing experience in the content it has created over the past 20 years.

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NSI, TikTok open applications for new skills-based training program

Eligibility is open to First Nation, Métis or Inuit candidates aged 18 or over who are currently active on the short-form video platform and want to pick up relevant job skills to catalyze digital career opportunities.

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D360 pushes into formats with upcoming fall slate

The distributor delves into format sales following its move to scripted earlier this year.

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Love Nature expands content partnership with Sky

The deal marks an ‘important milestone in Love Nature’s history,’ according to Carlyn Staudt, the brand’s global general manager.

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The Canadian winners from the 2021 Emmy Awards

Streaming services came out on top at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards with Netflix earning the most trophies.

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TIFF ’21: Ste. Anne, Scarborough among Canadian winners

The annual film festival closed with the TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV, naming the 2021 People’s Choice Award winner, the Platform prize and its jury honours.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 6 to 12, 2021

La casa de papel (Money Heist) rises in the ranks for digital and overall demand.

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Drunken Birds flight to festivals delayed for big-screen debut

TIFF ’21: Montreal director Ivan Grbovic returns to the festival more than a decade after his debut feature to compete in the prestigious Platform programme.