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Deals: ComediHa!, Films We Like, Bell Media, Rogers Communications

ComediHa! and Zone3 sell the adapted format of In Lieu of Flowers to Italian prodco Stand By Me, Films We Like acquires the Canadian rights to documentary feature Geographies of Solitude, and more.

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RBC launches BIPOC Emerging Producers program

The initiative aims to help Indigenous and racialized producers access interim financing for eligible projects with budgets between $500,000 and $2 million.


CFC announces 2022 Norman Jewison Film Program cohort

Five directors, five producers, five writers and four editors were chosen from a record number of submissions.

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Item 7 to produce a new documentary on the life of Jean-Marc Vallée

The documentary titled, Cut Print Thank You Bye, will be directed by Montreal filmmaker Marie-Julie Dallaire and produced by Item 7’s founder Pierre Even.

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Hot Sheet: Stranger Things continues to dominate overall TV demand in Canada

Amazon Studios’ The Boys rises on both the digital originals and overall TV charts for the week of June 6 to 12.

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In Brief: WIFTV announces participants for Tricksters and Writers program

Plus: Big Time Decent’s Backroad Truckers is in production for season two, 3 Arts Entertainment launches a Toronto office, and more.


BANFF ’22 dispatches: Bell Media, CBC Kids, BIPOC TV & Film

Bell Media discusses scripted partnerships, CBC Kids talks social responsibility, and BIPOC TV & Film outlines equity, inclusion and representation progress.

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Netflix Canada team provides in-depth look at strategy

BANFF ’22: Tara Woodbury and Danielle Woodrow of the streamer’s Toronto-based team discussed what they’re looking for and how they take pitches and make deals.


Craig McGillivray and Greg Rubidge launch 10Star Media

The sales, financing and production company will be headed by McGillivray in Toronto.


Wage increases, retroactive pay included in tentative DGC BC deal

Guild members will begin a five-day voting process on June 19 on the tentative deal reached with the CMPA and AMPTP.


Roku ‘committed’ to working with Canadians, says originals lead

BANFF ’22: David Eilenberg discussed Roku’s fast-paced originals strategy in scripted and unscripted, emphasizing the company’s interest in working in Canada.


BANFF ’22 dispatches: Hallmark, Bell Media, Eagle Vision

Hallmark Channel and Bell Media discuss Canadian programming priorities and strategies, while Eagle Vision explores innovative formats with Snap original Reclaim(ed).


Sort Of wins Program of the Year at Rockie Awards

The BANFF gala ceremony, hosted by Jully Black, also included a tribute to late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée.


Squeeze hatches Cracké Family Scramble

The Canadian animation studio and London’s Aniventure have spun short-form comedy Cracké into 3D-animated Cracké Family Scramble.

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Hot Sheet: Unscripted TV content leads Canadian ratings on the top 30 national TV chart

Corner Gas Animated landed on the Calgary regional TV chart for the week of May 30.