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WFW: New backlot in Pickering, Ontario offers a versatile and economical shooting location

Canadian Locations Showcase: The 90-acre plot features a modern-day small town set that can be converted into any setting you need.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 15 to 21, 2021

Star Trek: Discovery rises to No. 2 in digital originals, with Letterkenny cracking the top 10, while Saturday Night Live, recently hosted by Simu Liu, remains at the top of the overall list.


TLN and ECG support Rogers-Shaw deal, but ask for safeguards

The independent ethnic broadcasters filed interventions against the proposed merger they now say is a “necessary response” to changes in the broadcasting landscape.


Production boom propels Thunderbird’s bottom line

The B.C.-based company has 27 programs in various stages of development across its divisions, 12 of which are company or partner-managed IP.

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Network Media names leads for NFT Studios

White, one of the founders of Thunderbird Entertainment, will also be an executive producer for emerging content initiatives.


IPF picks 10 projects for Short Form Series Production Program

Six of the projects chosen by the Independent Production Fund are in English and four are in French.


Telus warns Rogers may become programming ‘gatekeeper’

The company says the proposed merger has already impacted negotiations with Disney over digital services, and hands nearly half of all English-language broadcast subscribers over to Rogers.

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Clement Virgo to direct feature on world’s first major Black sports star

Regina-based Minds Eye Entertainment is producing Black Cyclone, about U.S. cyclist Walter Taylor who overcame racism to become a racing champion during the Jim Crow era.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Nov. 8 to 14, 2021

Primetime special Adele One Night Only leads in the ratings, followed by Blue Bloods and NCIS.


Rogers tells CRTC Shaw deal is necessary to compete with global streamers

The company also said the acquisition will help build Citytv in Western news markets and invest in more coverage of Indigenous communities.


Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Rob Michaels

PRESENTED BY CBC: The Iraqi-Canadian writer and creator has been rapidly rising behind the scenes. Now, Michaels is setting his sights on increasing Middle Eastern representation in Canadian TV.


Canadian pubcasters order Galapagos X

TVOKids, SRC Radio-Canada, Knowledge Kids and TFO have all commissioned Big Bad Boo Studios’ new climate change kids show.

WildBrain's new Strawberry Shortcake is coming to Nextflix

Netflix takes a slice of Strawberry Shortcake

Berry in the Big City is headed to the SVOD next year, with WildBrain also inking new licensing deals for both the refreshed and classic versions of the brand.


Corus Entertainment hires first sustainability lead

Sheila Ritson-Bennett will help lead the broadcaster’s environment and sustainability efforts as the screen industry continues its push for greener practices.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 12 to 18, 2021

Catherine Therrien’s Une révision stays at No. 1, while Paul Tom’s documentary Alone (Seuls), which is self-distributed by prodco Picbois Productions, debuts at No. 4.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 12 to 18, 2021

Marvel’s Eternals holds the No. 1 spot, followed by Clifford the Big Red Dog and No Time to Die.