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Kew withdraws financial guidance for fiscal ’19

The company said it expects its yearly earnings to be “materially lower than previously forecast.”

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Behind the deal: A71 on D Films acquisition, future growth plans

Company execs discuss the strategy behind the deal, and how A71 is scaling up in order to address a lack of market accessibility for domestic filmmakers.

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PJ Masks kick into season five

Produced by eOne and Frog Box, the latest round of episodes is slated for delivery next year.

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Brain Power adds two new exec roles to boost content output

Stan Hum and Nancy Yeaman have been promoted to EVP, business development and distribution and EVP, kids and original content, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Jan. 17 to 23, 2020

Director Louise Archambault’s Merci pour tout and Il pleuvait des oiseaux land at #1 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 17 to 23, 2020

Bad Boys for Life takes the lead, followed by 1917 at #2 and Dolittle at #3.

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Degrassi co-creator Kit Hood dies

The writer, producer and director who helped create one of Canada’s most enduring TV franchises passed at his home in Nova Scotia on Jan. 20.

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Netflix takes int’l rights for Yap Films’ Unabomber docuseries

The four-hour docuseries, commissioned by Reelz, arrives two years after the story of Ted Kaczynski was adapted as a scripted series by Discovery.

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Crave unveils more stand-up specials

Produced in partnership with Just For Laughs Television, the new one-hour originals feature comedians like Aisha Brown, Graham Kay and more.

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Deals: D360, Gusto, Attraction, Sinking Ship

Gusto Worldwide Media unveils two new deals, while Attraction Distribution signs new agreements for Jenny, plus more.

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Cream ups James Farr to VP, development

The Toronto-based prodco has promoted Farr to oversee the company’s development staff while continuing his work as a factual producer.

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In brief: Production moves at LaRue Entertainment, Carousel Pictures

LaRue has hired Ariella Naymark (pictured) and promoted Tyler Metcalf, while Katelyn Cursio has been upped at Carousel, and more.

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Bell Media sets Transplant to premiere in February

The medical drama will premiere on CTV and French-language network VRAK on Wednesday, Feb. 26, with the first episode available to preview on CTV.ca as early as Feb. 9.

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Vortex Words + Pictures gets into the holiday spirit early

The Ontario-based film prodco is in production on Inn for Christmas, produced by Bill Marks and Christopher Giroux and directed by Jesse Ikeman.

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CMF teams with Creative BC and CMPA on predevelopment program

The $400,000 pilot program gives B.C.-based companies access to funds for script development, research and more.