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Holly Hobbie switches commissioning broadcasters

BYUtv is taking over from Hulu in the U.S. for future episodes, and Disney Channel has picked up the first three seasons of the show stateside.

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WarnerMedia seeking animators for talent development initiative

WarnerMedia Access Canada has partnered with imagineNATIVE on the program to work with Indigenous artists in Canada.


Photon Films acquires Trevor Mack’s coming-of-age drama

Portraits From a Fire will have its theatrical release in Canada on Nov. 1, following its film festival run.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Sept. 20 to 26, 2021

The Rookie and Survivor lead, while CBC’s election coverage breaks into the top 10.


MIPCOM ’21: Canadians will have a stripped-back presence in Cannes

None of the 100-plus Canadian companies are among confirmed exhibitors, and more than one in three attendees are virtually attending the TV sales event in Cannes next week.

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Boat Rocker inks first-look deal with siblings

Multi-hyphenates Shamier Anderson and Stephan James have signed on to develop original TV projects under their Bay Mills Studios banner for Boat Rocker.


Blue Ant Studios creates new VP position for unscripted development

Casey Kelly served as a consulting development producer with the Blue Ant Media production arm before taking on the role.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 24 to 30, 2021

Maria Chapdelaine makes the list at No. 6, while Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Dear Evan Hansen lead.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 24 to 30, 2021

Sebastien Pilote’s Maria Chapdelaine hits No. 1 with a six-figure box office debut while Bruce LaBruce’s Saint-Narcisse lands at No. 4.

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Drunken Birds to represent Canada for 2022 Oscars

UPDATED: The film, which recently had its world bow at TIFF, will be submitted for Best International Feature Film for the 94th Academy Awards.


Production wraps in B.C. on The Beehive

The sophomore feature from Metis filmmaker Alexander Lasheras has secured deals with CBC, APTN and Hollywood Suite.

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Multi-award winning producer named university chancellor

Lakehead names the first person of colour, Vision TV founder Rita Shelton Deverell, to lead the institution starting in 2022.

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Lionsgate boards Robbie Amell-led Float

Now in production, the film will be directed by Toronto’s Sherren Lee, with Kim’s Convenience star Andrea Bang to co-star with Amell.


Vancouver appoints new acting film commissioner

Former location manager Geoff Teoli ‘knows the city inside out’ and is tasked with facilitating investment at the third-largest production centre in North America.


Sphere Media adds feature film, fiction producer to team

Veteran film producer Marie-Claude Poulin – who has a long track record of working with both emerging and established talents – joins the Montreal-based producer and distributor.