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Corus and BANFF announce 2021 cohort of the Corus Apprentice Program – Lifestyle Showrunner

Recipients will receive complimentary access to BANFF 2021/22 & an internship on a Corus-supported lifestyle production.

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Hot sheet: Top 10 films for June 4 to 10, 2021

Souterrain debuts at No. 4 and Les Vieux Chums comes in at No. 10, while A Quiet Place Part II continues to lead.

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Hot sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for June 4 to 10, 2021

Sophie Dupuis-directed Souterrain makes six-figure debut to lead the list, followed by Les Vieux Chums and La deesse des mouches a feu.

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EXCLUSIVE: marblemedia to develop Arlene Dickinson’s Persuasion

A scripted TV drama based on the Dragon’s Den author’s book is heading into development.

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Corner Gas Animated to end with upcoming fourth season

Bell Media confirms the fourth season of the animated comedy will be the last, following its summer run on CTV Comedy.

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BANFF ’21: Netflix acquires global rights to Code 8 sequel

The streaming service has picked up Collective Pictures’ Code 8: Part II, marking its first English-language Canadian original.

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BANFF roundup: Netflix partners with Women in Animation Vancouver

Netflix announces an expansion of the Career EXCELerator Program at BANFF, WIDC partners with Reelworld and DGC National launches a new database.

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Eleanor Noble elected as ACTRA National president

Noble takes over from David Sparrow, who has stepped down as ACTRA National president after two terms in the role.

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Peacock orders family comedy from Toronto’s Lambur Productions

The U.S. streamer has ordered 10 episodes of Take Note, created by Joan Lambur, about a fictional singing competition for tweens.

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Deals: Boat Rocker, WildBrain, Universal

Universal Pictures has acquired the international rights to Chad Faust’s revenge thriller Girl, Boat Rocker sells Shark Teeth’s Secrets in the Ice (pictured), and more.

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James Mark’s action thriller Escalation gets underway

The High Star Entertainment-produced feature is shooting in Toronto and Hamilton, with Cindy Sampson and Nina Kiri joining the cast.

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How Corus is moving forward in the new normal of today’s media landscape

EVP broadcast networks Troy Reeb tells Playback Daily how Corus is maintaining its place as a competitive Canadian broadcaster in the face of mounting challenges at home and abroad.

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Former Bell Media exec Paul Sparkes named co-chair at Mogul

Sparkes and Gorav Seth will serve as co-chairs at decentralized film financing company, as it looks to enter a new phase of growth.

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Leif Films heads to North Bay for Love Rescued

Written by Agnes Bristow and directed by Leif Bristow, the romance movie stars Brittany Bristow, Chris McNally and Jayne Eastwood in its lead roles.

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VIFF board names Kyle Fostner as new executive director

Vancouver International Film Festival ends 18-month search following Jacqueline Dupuis’ 2019 resignation.

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Strong U.S. streaming viewership gives Heartland momentum as S15 gets underway

According to Nielsen data for the U.S., Heartland was the seventh most-streamed acquired series on the week of May 10 to 16, with 341 million minutes streamed.