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Muse Entertainment expands with former Bell Media exec hire

Veteran drama executive Tom Hastings boards the Montreal-based prodco in a newly created position of vice president of scripted.

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Rosie Awards delivers accolades across Alberta screen industry

The 2021 Alberta Film and Television Awards saw Voice Pictures pick up four awards for feature film Marlene, while Best Dramatic Feature went to North Country Cinema and Tribal picked up Best Scripted Series.

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Submit your nomination for Playback’s 10 to Watch

The annual celebration of up-and-coming voices in Canada’s screen industry is back, with nominations open until Oct. 18. Click here to submit.

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Hot Sheet: Digital demand for Sept. 13 to 19, 2021

Emmy winner Ted Lasso stays No. 1 on the digital original charts.

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Canadian documentary among International Emmy nominees

White Pine Picture’s feature film Toxic Beauty has been having a banner year, with Rockie Award and Canadian Screen Week accolades.

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NFB creates new post for director of inclusion

Educator and social policy expert Rachel Decoste (pictured) has been tasked to support the DEI goals and strategic initiatives of the organization, and build cultural competency among NFB leadership.

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All My Puny Sorrows leads film nominees for 2021 DGC Awards

DGC will name the winners in the film and TV categories in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 23.

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Cineflix Productions forms joint venture with U.S. partners

Led by showrunner Will Spjut (pictured), Shiny Screens Entertainment will produce unscripted content and formats.

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New Canadians on the block(chain)

Execs behind recently launched Canadian blockchain-based finance models say the time is now to innovate and seek alternative ways to bring producers and investors together.

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How Saint-Narcisse brought Bruce LaBruce to the mainstream

The Canadian filmmaker pulls back the curtain on making his biggest budget film to-date ahead of its Toronto release.

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Cineflix Rights unveils factual slate for MIPCOM

Two series from Go Button Media and Efran Films are among key launches for the annual content market.

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In brief: Hot Docs, Netflix to bring funny-but-true stories to life

Plus: APTN drama Tribal gets the festival treatment ahead of its season two premiere and Guru’s latest hire.

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Measuring the international appeal of Canadian films

There is no easy sell, according to distributors, but standout Canadian films focus on diversity, genre and co-productions – as the industry hopes for an export boom.

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Rogers invests $7.5 million to 62 unscripted projects

The latest funding round from the Rogers Group of Funds has selected a raft of Canadian docuseries and films.

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Private Eyes goes out on top

eOne’s Jocelyn Hamilton discusses the ratings performance of the final season and if there’s still a future in store for the series.