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WFW: New backlot in Pickering, Ontario offers a versatile and economical shooting location

Canadian Locations Showcase: The 90-acre plot features a modern-day small town set that can be converted into any setting you need.

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BBC gets in the groove with Pillango project

The unscripted kids show from Toronto-based Sarah Haasz and TVOKids will premiere on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer in early 2022.

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CBC sets carbon footprint for original productions

The new directive for Canadian English-language productions over $400,000 takes effect Jan. 3, 2022.

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Beach House acquires majority stake in Momo Film

The deal allows the Blue Ant Media-owned company to expand its scripted content production capabilities in Singapore.

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5’7 Films’ heist thriller underway after real-life theft

Vandits stars Jann Arden, Enrico Colantoni and Trailer Park Boys star Robb Wells.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Nov. 1 to 7, 2021

The Good Doctor leads, followed by CSI: Vegas and Survivor.

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Attraction draws Ian Whitehead to team

The award-winning producer will join the Montreal-based prodco and distributor as VP of English scripted content in the new year.

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Red Arrow Studios sells Gravitas to Anthem

The Toronto-based company headed by longtime Canwest TV executive Leonard Asper is gaining a 3,000-title content library to fuel a FAST channel.

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Bron recruits for new role leading non-scripted development

Former Amazon Studios executive Josh Miller is tasked with managing and expanding the film and TV slate.

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Sepia Films, Connect3 partner on Canada/Mexico copro

Katherine McNamara (pictured) stars in the thriller, which goes to camera this month in Cancun and Montreal.

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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Jennifer Irons

PRESENTED BY CBC: At the peak of her writing career Irons made an unexpected pivot to represent the underrepresented with Canada’s first Black-owned film and TV literary agency.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 5 to 11, 2021

Eternals comes in at No. 1 for its opening week while Hindi-language action film Sooryavanshi debuts at No. 3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 5 to 11, 2021

Catherine Therrien’s drama Une révision debuts at No. 1, followed by Drunken Birds (Les Oiseaux ivres) and Maria Chapdelaine.

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WIFTV names Eli Morris as executive director

The role was previously held by Carolyn Combs, who departed WIFTV in summer 2020.

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Playback welcomes new Daily editor

Former Canadian Press arts editor Victoria Ahearn brings a long track record in the Canadian screen scene to the industry’s top resource for film and TV industry news.

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BIPOC-focused Black Market Releasing ready to launch

Led by Frances Anne Solomon, the company will focus on serving the Canadian theatrical market by elevating diverse voices and stories through film.