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In Brief: CFC introduces scholarship to offset tuition fees

Plus, the RBC and Canadian Academy’s MVP project hits a milestone in its latest funding round.

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Cinesite buys L’Atelier Animation

The Montreal-based studio behind Fireheart will help Cinesite better meet a global demand for animated content.

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Multiple Canadian titles set for Frontières copro market

The four-day event returns to Montreal today as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival.

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My Policeman joins TIFF’s 47th edition as world premiere

Directed by Michael Grandage and starring Harry Styles, the film marks the sixth world premiere announced by the Toronto festival.

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Inaugural participants named for pilot AccessCBC program

The scripted and documentary cohorts receive training and mentorship opportunities, with the latter participants picking up development funding for their short projects.

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Netflix to acquire Sydney, Vancouver animation studio

The acquisition was announced as the streamer revealed its Q2 2022 results, which saw a more muted subscriber loss than predicted.

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Hot Sheet: The Amazing Race Canada leads national TV ratings

The Insight Productions reality competition series brought in more than 1.6 million viewers after a three-year hiatus.

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Crimes of the Future carves out international sales

David Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller has been acquired in more than a dozen territories, including India, Latin America, Germany, Italy and Spain.

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Francesca Accinelli named interim head of Telefilm

The VP, promotions, communications and international relations will temporarily take the reins from outgoing executive director and CEO Christa Dickenson.

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Corus expands StackTV’s reach in Canada

Sports-focused streaming service FuboTV has added StackTV as part of a premium package.

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Guru, TIME Studios tackle kids media literacy

The studios are in development on Scoops, an animated series for kids five to eight to teach them about misinformation.

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The Woman King set to world premiere at TIFF

The TriStar Pictures title is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and includes Cathy Schulman and Viola Davis as producers.

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Thunderbird to distribute and manage CP for Mittens & Pants

In a move to grow its third-party distribution business, the company has signed a deal with Windy Isle Entertainment for its upcoming live-action series featuring a town inhabited by real baby animals.

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Deals: CBC Gem, Blue Ant Studios, Gravitas Ventures, Gusto

CBC heads to the Arctic in its latest acquisition, Canadian series and films secure U.S. distributors, plus more.

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Sphere Media, Mojumbi developing Rock Girl

The live-action musical series is their second collaboration after the recently greenlit Riley Rocket for TVOKids.