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Suzane Landry appointed to VP post at Bell Media

Meanwhile, at parent company BCE, Mirko Bibic has officially taken the reins from the retiring George Cope.

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The exit interview: Andra Sheffer

The outgoing IPF CEO reflects on handing over the reins, how the organization has changed and her hopes for the industry.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest senior programmer Adam Cook resigns

Cook, formerly a programmer at VIFF and programming associate at TIFF, was in the role for less than a month.

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Happy Holidays from Playback

Our daily newsletter will return to your inboxes on Jan. 7, and in the meantime you can test your Playback knowledge with our short trivia quiz.

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Deals: D360, Scott Brothers Entertainment, Blue Ant Media

Distribution360 secures agreements for content from Skyship Entertainment, GAPC Entertainment and Forte Entertainment, plus more.

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Defining events of the ’10s

Industry stakeholders and pundits weigh in on the decade’s most crucial events, including major M&A moves and Netflix’s arrival in the market.

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Supreme Court overturns CRTC’s Super Bowl simsub ban

Canada’s highest court ruled that the Commission “went beyond [its] power” by introducing the ban, which came into effect in 2017.

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Photo gallery: 2019 WIFT-T Crystal Awards

See who came out to honour recipients like showrunner Esta Spalding, Alison Duke and maxine bailey.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 10 to 16, 2019

The Mandalorian (Disney+) tops the charts again, while The Expanse (Amazon Prime Video) lands at #3.

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In brief: Canadians hit the festival circuit in 2020

Plus, the CRTC extends Super Channel’s licence, a Canadian showrunner is tapped for the Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, and more.

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HGF supports 27 films in first quarter of 2019/20

Nearly $400,000 in funding will be allocated to the films, which include scripts from Kathleen Hepburn (pictured), Jordan Canning, Jamie Dagg and Danishka Esterhazy.

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Lifestyle Personality of the Year: Bryan Baeumler

The HGTV Canada star took a chance with his personal business and pitched Island of Bryan, the channel’s biggest ratings hit in a decade.

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Name the factors behind Family Feud Canada

Executives at CBC and Fremantle discuss why the English-language adaptation made sense for the pubcaster.

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Secret Location co-founder launches new AI-focused studio

Agence is the first project to come from Pietro Gagliano’s new company, with the National Film Board of Canada attached to coproduce.

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Kew shares continue to sink following review announcement

The company’s share price dipped below $1.40 on Wednesday as a special committee proceeds with a strategic assessment of Kew’s alternatives.