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Canadian/Irish festive royal feature begins production

Christmas at Castle Hart will be directed by Stefan Scaini and star Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend.

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Production starts on marbleKids’ Lady Ada’s Secret Society

The comedy is written and created by Shannon Fewster with Second Jen’s Samantha Wan directing.

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Prime Video joins with Left Bank for scripted drama

Cameras are rolling on Amazon Prime Video and Left Bank Pictures’ Three Pines, starring Alfred Molina and directed by Sam Donovan, Tracey Deer and Daniel Grou.

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CMF contributions spark production despite pandemic: annual report

The 2020/21 report outlines the contributions made towards equity and inclusion initiatives and declines in viewership of CMF-funded Canadian programs except in Quebec.

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Cameras roll on Sheila Pye’s The Young Arsonists

The Young Arsonists is a teenage coming-of-age drama featuring Measha Brueggergosman and Aaron Poole.

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TIFF ’21: Filmmaker Lab, Talent Accelerator and Rising Stars picks

Two Learn to Swim actors chosen as Rising Stars while Sing Me a Lullaby ‘s Tiffany Hsiung and Finding Sally ‘s Tamara Dawit among 10 Canadian filmmakers chosen for the annual Filmmaker Lab.

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WildBrain greenlights new series from Shaftesbury, Aircraft

The broadcaster has rolled out its greenlights and acquisitions for the 2021/22 schedules on Family Channel and Family Jr.

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Guru Studio’s Pikwik Pack flies around the globe

The 52 x 11-minute preschool series has sold across several continents following its premiere on Disney Junior in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Aug. 16 to 22, 2021

Private Eyes‘ penultimate episode comes in at No. 3, just ahead of America’s Got Talent, with Nurses remaining in the top 30.

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New $400,000 fund aimed at inexperienced Black creators

In collaboration with the Black Screen office, Telus STORYHIVE is offering $20K plus mentoring and distribution to 20 Black creators – and no experience is needed to apply.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Aug. 20 to 26, 2021

PAW Patrol: The Movie holds the No. 2 spot in the Canadian box office behind Free Guy, starring Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Aug. 20 to 26, 2021

The Alec Pronovost-directed comedy Maria knocks Le guide de la famille parfaite from the top spot, grossing more than $168k in its debut week.

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Cameras roll on Crave’s Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk is Montreal prodco KOTV Productions’ first English-language series.

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Asian Canadian Film Alliance gets to work

Co-founder and White Elephant filmmaker Andrew Chung speaks about the origins of the new organization ahead of its first moderated panel discussion.

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Canadian feature Wars wins prize at Karlovy Vary

Eleonore Loiselle’s turn in Nicolas Roy’s first feature film sees her honoured at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.