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White Pine Pictures’ Andrew Munger relaunching Ultramagnetic Productions

Munger, who first ran Ultramagnetic from 1997 to 2004, is leaving White Pine but will still serve as EP on some of its docs, including Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On.


Twelve delegates set for NFMLA InFocus: Canadian Cinema

Gavin Seal, who is among the Canadian cohort, says he plans to pitch two projects at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles program.


Patricia Chica’s Montréal Girls to world premiere at Cinequest

Chica, who made her directorial debut on the coming-of-age story, is also up for Visionary Award at the California festival in August.


Blue Ant Media announces three greenlights, one renewal

Cub Camp, American Doomsday and Haunted Lost and Found are bound for the company’s specialty TV platforms, and Mysteries from Above is set for season two.


Kidoodle.TV secures equity investment from TriWest

The deal values the streamer at about $601 million and sees TriWest Capital Partners managing director Jon Spencer join Kidoodle’s board of directors.

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Hot Sheet: Unscripted TV content continues to lead national top 30

Homegrown titles like Super Wish and Transplant made it on regional top 30 TV charts.


Canadian filmmakers to world premiere feature doc in Cambodia

Broken Courage by David Peck and Nathanael Draper will bow at the Cambodia International Film Festival on June 27.

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Canadian copro Saules aveugles, femme endormie wins at Annecy

The animated feature film was produced by companies from Canada, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.


Seven public broadcasters issue open call for science docs

Sunny Side ’22: CBC is among the pubcasters in an initiative looking for high-quality science doc films.


Love Nature, PBS, Arte collaborating on Evolution Earth

The new series, produced by Passion Planet, is a natural history coproduction with PBS and Arte.


Shaw, Rogers agree to sell Freedom Mobile to Quebecor

The deal is an effort to appease regulators who are otherwise looking to block their merger but Competition Bureau filings suggest it may not be enough.


Knowledge Network head Rudy Buttignol set to leave his position

The president and CEO will step down effective June 30 after a petition calling for new leadership at the British Columbia pubcaster.


Boat Rocker snags rights to ‘ornery pussycat’ story Bad Kitty

The Toronto-based media company plans to develop an animated television series based on the children’s book series by Nick Bruel.

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Night Blooms, Moonshine are tops at Screen Nova Scotia awards

Other winners at the eighth annual awards gala included documentary Freedom Swell from Marie and Meaghan Wright.

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TVO greenlights fourth instalment of Tripping doc series

Produced by Toronto-based prodco Good Earth Productions, Tripping Train 185 will begin filming in July.