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L.A.’s Enderby Entertainment establishes B.C. outpost

The finance and production company, led by CEO Rick Dugdale, has tapped Canadian screenwriter Todd Ireland to lead its Canadian operations.

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Industry reacts to proposed Broadcasting Act update

Canadian cultural groups welcomed the news as a potentially milestone moment, however large questions remain over how the new framework will be implemented.

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Ontario’s new COVID-19 measures call theatre reopenings into question

MTAC stated the government has “disregarded” evidence of the safety of cinemas as new rules revoke previous exemptions for patron capacity.

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Minister Steven Guilbeault proposes bill to regulate OTTs, grant more power to CRTC

If passed, the proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Act, tabled today, will see vast amounts of new money flowing through the domestic funding ecosystem.

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Telefilm’s program spend hits $102M in 2019/20

The funder saw an overall 6% decrease in spend in its most recent fiscal year, but an increase in the number of feature films supported.

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Corus Studios unveils sales for over 300 hours of content

Island of Bryan, The Big Bake and Masters of Flip were among the series that secured sales.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Oct. 23 to 29, 2020

Monkey Beach earns the top spot, followed by Possessor Uncut at #2 and Percy at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Oct. 23 to 29, 2020

The War with Grandpa leads, while Honest Thief lands at #2 and The Empty Man comes in at #3.

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Indiecan, APL Film nab Shall We Play?

Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the young adult supernatural thriller directed by Ann Forry for representation in Canada and the U.S., while APL Film handles international sales.

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Allan Ungar readies Flying Bandit biopic

Josh Duhamel has signed on to star and executive produce a biopic based on one of Canada’s most notorious bank robbers, produced by Montreal’s Goldrush Entertainment.

New CMPA board members

Jennifer Holness, Damon D’Oliveira among six additions to CMPA board

Archita Ghosh, Chantal Jackson, Darcy Waite and Haydn Wazelle also joined the board, as the producers association looks to increase diversity within its membership and across the production sector at large.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lark Productions hires Nicole Mendes as VP, scripted development

The former CBC exec is making the move to indie production as she oversees the Vancouver prodco’s development strategy and growing slate of projects.

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Trickster to make its U.S. debut on The CW

The deal was announced the same week the U.S. network picked up additional seasons of CBC scripted dramas Coroner and Burden of Truth.

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NSI names 21 Business for Producers recipients

Participants among the organization’s cohort include Jason Arsenault (Off The Wharf), Alex Duong (Breaking Bread), Carla Robinson (Bully) and Kate Fenton (Filmores).

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After the Schitt’s-storm: Andrew Cividino talks Emmy wins, future projects

VIDEO: Six weeks removed from Schitt’s Creek‘s triumphant Emmys sweep, Cividino discusses the aftermath of that history-making night, new doors opening and his upcoming slate of features and series.