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Composer Bramwell Tovey has died

Tovey, who got a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Richard Bell’s film Brotherhood and a Genie nod for Bell’s Eighteen, was 69.

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Hot Sheet: Stranger Things demand hits fever pitch in Canada

Toronto-shot The Boys from Prime Video and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds from Paramount+ made waves on both the digital originals and overall TV demand charts.

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In Brief: Sadaf Foroughi feature wins at KVIFF

Plus: William F. White International acquires the U.K.’s PKE Lighting, Nelvana bolsters distribution team with promotion, four Canadian feature films are set for Jerusalem Film Festival, and more.

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TIFF slates Nicholas Stoller comedy Bros as a world premiere

The Universal Pictures title includes Billy Eichner as co-writer, and Judd Apatow and Josh Church as producers.

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AQPM audiovisual report shows pandemic’s effects in Quebec

The findings show a 6% drop in the value of the province’s film and television production in 2020-2021 compared to the previous year.

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WildBrain signs on to rep Carmen Sandiego internationally

Building on an existing partnership with HarperCollins Productions, WildBrain has sold the franchise’s latest 2D-animated series to Disney for Japan and France.

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Ins Choi to lead CFC, Bell Media comedy cohort TV program

The Kim’s Convenience co-creator will be the executive producer in residence for the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program initiative.

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D360 kids content sales cross five continents

The marblemedia-owned distributor has inked deals for The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker, ScienceXplosion, All-Round Champion, and more.

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Nelvana, TIME Studios to coproduce NFT-based toons

The two NFT projects build on the existing partnership between Nelvana and TIME Studios, which was first announced in January.

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Amazon’s Prime Video renews The Lake for season two

The Canadian original comedy starring Jordan Gavaris and Julia Stiles is now in production in Northern Ontario.

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St. John’s-set Son of a Critch starts rolling on season two

The CBC coming-of-age comedy has started production on the 13-episode sophomore season.

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The Porter earns 2022 Emmy nomination

A number of homegrown actors and creatives, as well as Canadian-shot series, are up for core categories in the 74th annual Emmy Awards.

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ACTRA mediation with group representing advertising agencies fails to make progress

The actors’ union staged protests outside of ad agency offices this week in a bid to have them be part of negotiations for a new National Commercial Agreement.

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Headspinner partners with former Wiggles star Emma Watkins

The Toronto prodco is in development on the preschool series Emma Memma: Sing. Dance. Sign. with Watkins’ production banner Apricot Sea.

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Documentary pioneer Terence Macartney-Filgate dies at 97

The prolific director helped develop the direct cinema movement with the National Film Board of Canada, starting in the 1950s.