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Using technology to unlock new potential for film, TV production

BANFF ’21: Experts share how the advances in virtual production and remote technologies have broken down barriers and evolved the process of making content.

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E.J. Alon departs VP, industry development role at Telefilm

The Talent to Watch exec leaves after close to three years with the funder.

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Scott Brothers, Felix & Paul among 2021 Emmy nominees

While this year’s ceremony won’t see Canadian TV break Television Academy records, a number of Canadian prodcos and talents remain in contention.

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Babe Nation, Elevation partner with Lionsgate on Alice, Darling

The female-led psychological thriller is toplined by Anna Kendrick and penned by Alanna Francis, and features a diverse cast including Mohawk actress Kaniehtiio Horn.

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OUTtv greenlights three new projects, renews two more

The LGBTQ+ network ordered three new reality series, including courtroom docuseries Iconic Justice and hour-long competition series Hot Haus.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for June 28 to July 4, 2021

Island of Bryan remains in the top 10 while the Stanley Cup Finals and America’s Got Talent lead the list.

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New immersive film to blend horror with neuroscience

New proprietary biofeedback technology will offer audiences a unique musical experience during the theatrical release of the horror film V F C.

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Quebecor readies unscripted-focused streamer VRAI

The SVOD platform will launch next month with 40 original productions, and plans to premiere a further 60 before the end of 2022.

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Detention Adventure greenlit for season three

Carolyn Taylor and Dante Prince have joined the cast as production gets underway on new episodes of the CBC Gem original.

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Meridian Artists acquires The Alpern Group

The Toronto and L.A.-based agency now represents some of Canada’s top showrunners, including Wynonna Earp‘s Emily Andras, Coroner‘s Morwyn Brebner and The Porter‘s Marsha Greene.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for July 2 to 8, 2021

F9: The Fast Saga continues to lead, followed by The Boss Baby: Family Business, while La parfaite victime joins the list at No. 9.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for July 2 to 8, 2021

Feature doc La parfaite victime overtakes Souterrain to lead the list, while Tracey Deer’s Beans debuts at No. 3.

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Reel One Entertainment’s production SVP steps down to launch new shingle

Gilles Laplante, who spent 12 years overseeing a massive slate of Canadian-content TV movies, will focus on independent features, TV series and MOW-style projects through Kabinet Productions.

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Chateau Laurier returns for sophomore season

Like the first, the digital drama’s second season is also garnering significant online traction, with a TikTok video from cast members racking up 8.3 million likes.

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Feature doc on 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series in the works

Canadian Heritage has agreed to help finance the film, produced by Toronto’s White Pine Pictures and Montreal’s Adobe Productions International.