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Cartoon Network, Boomerang crawl on to Lucas the Spider

Fresh TV’s animated show, adapted from a popular YouTube series, has been picked up by the two WarnerMedia broadcasters in a worldwide deal.

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CBC Gem original Detention Adventure heads into season two

Ten new episodes of the LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films-produced show will premiere on the streaming service later this year.

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In brief: Canadian orgs, prodcos sign on for climate action

B.C. Green Park Group’s climate pact for the creative industry earns over 70 signatories, WIFTV names genre concept winners and Bron-backed films nab Oscar gold.

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WildBrain lines up new LGBTQ+ series

Longtime development exec Mike Vogel is sitting in the creator’s chair for the first time with Princess Alexander, a story inspired by his childhood.

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Veteran TV exec Ellen Baine to exit Hollywood Suite

The specialty network’s VP of programming is retiring at the end of March, with Sharon Stevens being promoted to lead the programming team.

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Deals: NFB, Nelvana, Blue Ant Media

New York Times picks up the NFB’s short doc Now Is The Time for its Op-Docs platform, plus Nelvana and Blue Ant Media’s latest global sales.

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SXSW takes The Toll, adds PG (Psycho Goreman)

Ingrid Haas’ Still Wylde (Canada/U.S.), Nicole Bazuin’s Modern Whore and more are also set for the American festival.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2020

The Mandalorian continues to hold the #1 spot, while Star Trek: Picard rises to #2.

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Relish Interactive acquires Rocket Cartoons

Toronto-based Relish is looking to grow its in-house animation capabilities with the new studio.

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Sinking Ship goes big with Dino Dana The Movie launch

Presented by Fathom Events and Cineplex Events, the exclusive one-day event will see the film screened in over 550 theatres across North America this March.

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Friedman wins 2020 TIFF-CBC screenwriter prize

Plus, Cory Bowles (Black Cop), Jasmin Mozaffari (Firecrackers) and Romeo Candido (Second Jen) are among this year’s Writers’ Studio participants.

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Hot Docs unveils documentary grant recipients

Four Canadian docs were selected for the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund, while 10 projects picked up financing from the CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund.

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Bell Media revenue rises to $3.22B for 2019

Parent co BCE said revenue derived from Crave and contract renewals with TV distributors helped drive the uptick.

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All-Round Champion gets an early renewal

TVO and BYUtv have greenlit the marblemedia-produced unscripted series for a second season ahead of its March broadcast premiere.

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Jon Comerford launches new casting agency

The industry veteran has founded Toronto-based New Life Casting with casting associate Sara Dang and talent agent Lisa DeMeo.