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Decline in AVOD segment pulls down WildBrain’s Q1 2021

The company’s revenue was down 15%, but its recently expanded Apple TV+ deal is expected to help drive new growth over the next year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2020

The Masked Singer comes in at #1, while Departure claims the #9 spot and Star Trek: Discovery lands at #23.

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Marina Cordoni Entertainment inks deal with U.S. prodco Reynolds Entertainment

The first film to be produced through the newly inked partnership is Fear the Worst, which is set to shoot next year with Jason Priestley starring and executive producing.

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Thunderbird begins trading on U.S. financial market OTCQX

The publicly traded company is looking to tap into a wider pool of investors in the U.S. as it builds on a strong fiscal 2020.

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CaribbeanTales partners with Greenacre, Imagine Media for Claudia

Frances-Anne Solomon is set to direct, produce and co-write the feature film about pioneering British-Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones.

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Monkey Beach, Come True rake in festival awards

Monkey Beach swept the feature film categories at San Francisco’s American Indian Film Festival, while Come True came out “bloodie.”

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2020

Come Play leads, while Honest Thief comes in at #2 and Monkey Beach makes the list at #9.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2020

Monkey Beach claims the #1 spot, followed by Possessor Uncut and Percy at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Canadian icon Alex Trebek dies at 80 after battle with pancreatic cancer

Sudbury-born Trebek, whose career in broadcasting began with the CBC in 1961, died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by family and friends.

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DGC doubles down on diversity with new leadership

Japanese Canadian director Warren P. Sonoda and Mohawk director Tracey Deer have been appointed as DGC National president and 1st VP, respectively.

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Secrets In The Ice renewed for expanded second season by Discovery’s Science Channel

The U.S. network has ordered 10 episodes of the Shark Teeth Films-produced factual series examining some of the coldest places on earth.

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Nurses season two: how the medical drama completed its longest shift to date

VIDEO: Creator and co-showrunner Adam Pettle discusses showrunning in the age of COVID, rewriting scripts to make them shootable under COVID protocols and what he’s working on next.

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EXCLUSIVE: WIDC names 2020 Story & Leadership directors

Liz Cairns, Lindsay McIntyre and Emily Diana Ruth are among this year’s eight participants for the script development and director mentorship program.

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Departure soars in the ratings for Global

The channel has named Departure its No. 1 new series this fall, with an average audience of 1.2 million so far in its six-episode run.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2020

The Mandalorian claims the #1 spot on the Digital Original and Overall TV Show list, while Star Trek: Discovery lands at #3 on the Digital Original chart.