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Corus and BANFF announce 2021 cohort of the Corus Apprentice Program – Lifestyle Showrunner

Recipients will receive complimentary access to BANFF 2021/22 & an internship on a Corus-supported lifestyle production.

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NFB greenlights 12 projects, including six feature-length docs

Among the commissions is Jeremiah Hayes’ Dear Audrey, produced by Cineflix’s Glen Salzman and Andre Barro.

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Globals sets summer lineup; Private Eyes to end with fifth and final season

After a 60-episode run, the Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson-starring detective series will reach its conclusion later this summer.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 25 to 31, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale holds onto the No. 1 spot for a third successive week on the Digital Originals list, followed by The Mandalorian and Stranger Things.

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Upfronts ’21: Bell Media reveals slate of buzzy international acquisitions

The Wonder Years reboot, Big Leap and The Cleaning Lady top CTV’s 2021-22 primetime slate.

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CMPA’s former lead negotiator Warren Ross joins Netflix

Ross, whose departure from the producers association was revealed six weeks ago, joins the streaming giant in the role of counsel, labour relations.

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Google Canada weighs in on C-10 discoverability debate

In its current form, Bill C-10 would mean YouTube users would “see suggestions not based on their personal preferences or even what is most relevant, but what the government decides is ‘Canadian,’” according to Google.

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McGillivray hires Mike Bickerton as executive producer

Bickerton has been recruited to support showrunners, series producers and help map the creative strategy for the company.

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Upfronts ’21: CBC tables ambitious, new-look comedy and drama lineups

Newly announced greenlights The Red (Eagle Vision, Halfire) and Son of a Critch (Project 10) are among more than 35 new orders and renewals.

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Hot sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 17 to 23, 2021

The Good Doctor leads the TV chart, topping two million viewers (AMA), followed by 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star.

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Veteran TV host Teri Hart joins Super Channel

Hart is joining the network as entertainment producer and host, launching her own segment called Super Channel Super Picks on air and via social media.

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Harold Greenberg Fund clarifies position on its future

The fund’s board of directors has clarified that it intends to continue operations once its relationship with Bell Media ends, and is still actively seeking new sources of funding.

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Code 8 sequel in the works

The second instalment of the hit Canadian feature, which racked up more than $5 million in VOD sales following its release in December 2019, is scheduled to go to camera in Q4.

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Super Channel picks up true crime docs from Breakthrough Entertainment

Following the successful launch of Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur the network is setting up a regular true crime programming slot on Friday nights.

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Canadian actor Paul Soles dies at 90

During a nearly 70-year career, Toronto-born Soles became one of the country’s most-established voice actors and a beloved figure to audiences and industry.

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Laura Adkin is ‘Re:Uniting’ Jesse L. Martin and Michelle Harrison for feature debut

Vancouver-based Flat Head Films is producing Adkins’ feature-length directorial debut, which is shooting on Bowen Island, B.C.