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Alberta Film presents united front to attract major film, TV projects

Canadian Locations Showcase: Alberta commissioners detail how the province’s enhanced financial incentives seek to draw more big-budget productions like Ghostbusters: Afterlife to the region.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 8 to 14, 2021

The Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery makes the digital originals list, led by perennial favourites Stranger Things and The Mandalorian.


Toronto production volume soaring amid studio builds

The City of Toronto projects a record production volume for 2021 amid studio builds, including $250 million state-of-the-art media hub.


Canadian Geographic docuseries, film to centre on Indigenous environmental leadership

Dene filmmaker Amos Scot will develop the project with the community following a new partnership between the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Indigenous Leadership Initiative.

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Entertainment One takes significant interest in Trivial Pursuit

Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: TNG star LeVar Burton will host the series based on the Canadian-created board game.

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Network Entertainment, Universal Music, CBC team for Anne Murray doc

The film will screen as a one-night theatrical event at 50 select Cineplex theatres across Canada ahead of its broadcast and streaming premiere on CBC TV and CBC Gem.


Joe Natale out as Rogers president and CEO

Former CFO Tony Staffieri will hold the role in the interim and is being considered to take the helm permanently.


BBC gets in the groove with Pillango project

The unscripted kids show from Toronto-based Sarah Haasz and TVOKids will premiere on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer in early 2022.

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CBC sets carbon footprint for original productions

The new directive for Canadian English-language productions over $400,000 takes effect Jan. 3, 2022.


Beach House acquires majority stake in Momo Film

The deal allows the Blue Ant Media-owned company to expand its scripted content production capabilities in Singapore.


5’7 Films’ heist thriller underway after real-life theft

Vandits stars Jann Arden, Enrico Colantoni and Trailer Park Boys star Robb Wells.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Nov. 1 to 7, 2021

The Good Doctor leads, followed by CSI: Vegas and Survivor.


Attraction draws Ian Whitehead to team

The award-winning producer will join the Montreal-based prodco and distributor as VP of English scripted content in the new year.


Red Arrow Studios sells Gravitas to Anthem

The Toronto-based company headed by longtime Canwest TV executive Leonard Asper is gaining a 3,000-title content library to fuel a FAST channel.


Bron recruits for new role leading non-scripted development

Former Amazon Studios executive Josh Miller is tasked with managing and expanding the film and TV slate.


Sepia Films, Connect3 partner on Canada/Mexico copro

Katherine McNamara (pictured) stars in the thriller, which goes to camera this month in Cancun and Montreal.