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Northern Ontario: extraordinary settings, growing infrastructure

Canadian Locations Showcase: Northern Ontario is home to a diverse range of unique locations, landscapes, and four distinct seasons that suit all kinds of film and television productions.

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Shark Teeth Films expands original factual franchise

Toronto-based prodco debuts second season of Secrets In The Ice alongside incoming series Secrets of Big Data and Secrets in The Jungle.

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Global scores ratings high this fall

The network’s new U.S. acquisitions account for four of the top five most-watched new programs this season.

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Film and TV veterans launch service production network

Brendan McNeill, Jason Davies and Michael Baker along with Whistler Film Festival founder Shauna Hardy launched the Vancouver-based End2End Media Group from an idea conceived during the pandemic last year.

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CBC fills order for more of Sheri Elwood’s Moonshine

As production wraps on the sophomore season of the Nova Scotia-set dramedy, CBC reveals Allan Hawco has joined the cast.

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Telefilm hires Cathy Wong to oversee EDI, language strategies

The newly created role of VP, equity, diversity & inclusion and official languages is based in Montreal.

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Bron Media CEO’s advice on how to build up a Canadian prodco

Playback Film Summit ’21: Bron Media CEO and chairman Aaron L. Gilbert shares how his B.C.-based company has expanded in the last decade into a prolific production house and film financier.

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Focus on growth strategy behind key promotions, hires at marblemedia

The Toronto prodco has created a new role for Donna Luke as SVP of business operations, expanded the remit of Diane Rankin as SVP of rights, and added Stefanie Haist to grow and manage the unscripted slate.

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Boat Rocker reports 161% revenue increase in Q3 2021

The media company says its Q3 revenue, driven largely by its television segment, is nearly equivalent to its entire revenue for fiscal 2020.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Oct. 25 to 31, 2021

Hudson & Rex and Murdoch Mysteries crack the top 30 with The Good Doctor holding to No. 1 spot.

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WildBrain’s Spark fires growth, new partnership

The AVOD and consumer products divisions helped the kids content creator’s revenues rise by 73%, according to first quarter 2022 results.

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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Samantha MacAdam

PRESENTED BY CBC: Five years after making the leap from editor to filmmaker, MacAdam’s tenacity has kept her momentum building, attracting the attention of comedians such as Gerry Dee and Kevin Hart.

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Canadian producers call for forward-thinking action from funding agencies

Playback Film Summit ’21: The summit’s first panel tackled how changes at Telefilm must be more proactive than reactive to make Canadian film more competitive in the ever-shifting market.

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Network shoots on hockey series scored from TSN

Founder Derik Murray will also executive produce the newly-greenlit 10-part documentary series which profiles illustrious hockey players for TSN.

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Corus backs simplified subscription model

Expected to launch in Canada next year, the streaming aggregator Struum is buoyed by new funding for its model which provides entry to more than 40 services through one front door.

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Drunken Birds to open film festival in Los Cabos

Directed by Ivan Grbovic, Drunken Birds is Canada’s pick for Best International Feature Film for the 94th Academy Awards.