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Animated co-pro Charlotte draws on history for Second World War drama

TIFF ’21: The Canadian-Belgian-French co-production Charlotte began as a passion project for January Films’ Julia Rosenberg.

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CBC teams with Leslie Norville, P.K. Subban and Sandy Hudson for docuseries

Northwood Entertainment’s Miranda de Pencier and multi-hyphenate Nelson George will also produce the series, which is actively seeking eight Black Canadian directors for January 2022 production.

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Quebecor unveils new single-serve hub for all its content

The application brings together news, video, music and radio – both live and on demand – except for two subscriptions services.

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Three Canadian shorts; three different sales strategies

TIFF ’21: Writer Kausar Mohammed and directors Albert Shin and Paul Shkordoff hope for sales, audiences and attention –  and hopefully interest in developing at least one project into a feature film. (Trigger warning: This story includes content about suicide)

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Streaming deals drive WildBrain to revenue growth

Recent deals for Yo Gabba Gabba! and Sonic Prime helped to up the company’s total revenue by 6% to $452.5 million in fiscal 2021.

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How Scarborough’s documentary origins gave it a fresh voice

TIFF ’21: The filmmaking team behind the Discovery world premiere share how the year-long $300,000 shoot led to one of Canada’s most buzzed about titles.

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maxine bailey wants to do a ‘damn good job’

The Canadian Film Centre’s new executive director talks soul searching, the responsibility of her new role and ambitions for a new iteration of the organization.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 2021

Fantasy Island and America’s Got Talent come in at No. 3 and 4, respectively.

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9 Story hires first chief inclusion officer

Farrell Hall has held DEI roles at several not-for-profit organizations and will apply that expertise to the prodco’s content creation and production process.

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Cineplex, Cineworld trade salvos as trial opens

Both sides are seeking financial reparations after the $2.8 billion merger was scuttled.

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Cineflix bolsters leadership team with promotions, new hire

The media company has tapped Cineflix Rights exec Adrienne Curran as COO, along with a new hire and additional promotion in the U.S. and Canada.

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EXCLUSIVE: WIFT names first participants for Indigenous writers program

Sponsored by Hollywood Suite and the Foundation for WIFT Toronto, selected participants will take part in a four-day training and networking intensive between Sept. 23 and Oct. 8.

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NSI launches eight-month series incubator

The program aims to help writer/producer teams from underrepresented communities transform their scripted series ideas into a fully produced proof-of-concept.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 3 to 9, 2021

Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, led by Mississauga, ON-raised Simu Liu, leads the Canadian box office.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 3 to 9, 2021

Maria and Le guide de la famille parfaite continue to lead the Canadian films at the box office.