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MuchMusic returns with a new look and a new home

Dave Caporicci, managing director, brand partnerships, shares how setting up shop on TikTok allows for a more fluid content strategy for the revived brand.

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Former Viacom exec tapped to lead development at OUTtv USA

The appointment comes four months after the LGBTQ+ network’s SVOD platform launched stateside.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for June 21 to 27, 2021

HGTV Canada’s Island of Bryan makes the top 10, while the season two premiere of Global’s Nurses lands at No. 12.

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Morwyn Brebner, Andrew Akman launch Cineflix-backed prodco

Akman will transition out of his role as Cineflix COO in order to launch the TV-focused production banner with the Coroner creator.

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Telefilm aims to ‘reignite’ domestic cinema with digitization initiative

The film funder is partnering with the Canadian Academy, TIFF, Festival du nouveau cinema and Hot Docs to bring classic and newer Canadian features to on-demand platforms and theatres.

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CMPA hires new director, national industrial relations

The labour lawyer will provide strategic and operational support to producers outside of B.C. in the Toronto-based role.

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Incendo rom-com sets up in Montreal

Caroline Labrèche has been tapped to direct Incendo’s latest TV movie, as the prodco continues to build on its multi-genre development slate.

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How Scott McGillivray’s shingle has expanded beyond lifestyle

President Angela Jennings shares how producing Canada’s Got Talent is the first step in the evolution of McGillivray Entertainment Media.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for June 25 to July 1, 2021

F9: The Fast Saga overtakes A Quiet Place Part II to lead the Canadian box office, while Souterrain holds its spot in the top 10.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for June 25 to July 1, 2021

Documentary feature La parfaite victime, directed by Monic Néron and Émilie Perreault, debuts at No. 2, while Souterrain continues to lead in its fourth week.

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Noovo renews Big Brother Célébrités for season two

Produced by Montreal’s Entourage Télévision, the second season will return to Noovo for the 2022 winter schedule.

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In brief: Encore+ hits a viewership milestone

Plus: The Future of Film Showcase announces its 2021 lineup on CBC Gem, AMI produces parasports series in the lead up to the Tokyo Paralympics and Cream Productions premieres latest VR project.

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CMF adds three to its board of directors

Jason Badal, Sanae Takahashi and Chantale Coulombe have joined the CMF board, bringing their past experience in IP law, broadcasting and telecommunications.

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BlockFilm looks to bring more private investment to indie projects

The financing platform, led by co-CEOs Suzette Couture and Pauline Couture, has assembled a formidable leadership and advisory team, and says it aims to raise $175 million for its projects by the end of 2022.

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Deals: Red Arrow Int’l, Cineflix Rights, Gusto

Departure takes a trip around the world with more acquisitions, Cineflix Rights announces new sales to Canadian broadcasters and Gusto TV heads to France