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Cogeco TV Production supports 12 projects

Tribal, Coroner and Transplant were among the four English-language and eight French-language titles that picked up financing.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 25 to 31, 2020

Transplant‘s season finale sees the drama rise to #2 on this week’s chart, followed by Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at #3 and America’s Got Talent at #4.

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Gusto gets production rolling on new cooking series

CombiNATION Plates, commissioned by Bell Media for CTV Life Channel, will begin filming in Gusto’s Ottawa facility on June 16.

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Colette Watson to depart Rogers Sports & Media

Julie Adam will expand her role to include broadcast, filling the gap left by Watson.

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BANFF set for virtual Rockie Awards 2020

This year’s awards will see Baroness von Sketch Show‘s Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen host and feature talent such as Niecy Nash and Hamza Haq.

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Vortex Words + Pictures adds Gaumont exec to team

Based in Australia, Ben Bishop has joined the company in the newly created post of president, international distribution.

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B.C. edges closer to reopening after WorkSafeBC green light

While the guidelines theoretically open the door for some production to resume, a comprehensive set of industry-specific COVID-19 protocols will not be released until mid-June.

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WGC responds to petition to give story coordinators guild status

BIPOC TV & Film launched the petition to call for a “standard livable minimum rate” for the role, saying it has moved beyond an entry-level position for junior writers.

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Queen of the Morning Calm leads winners at Canadian Film Fest

Gloria Ui Young Kim’s debut won three awards, including the Best Director prize, while Steve Markle’s documentary Shoot to Marry took home Best Feature.

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Hot Docs names $50K Audience Award winners

Walking away with a $10,000 cash prize each, the virtual presentation saw The Walrus and the Whistleblower and 9/11 Kids among its five winners.

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Headspinner enters production on first animated series

Denis and Me with showrunner Diana Moore will launch this fall on Crave in Canada and YouTube internationally.

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Fifty participants named to second BANFF Spark cohort

Marylou Mintram, Rebecca Gibson and Lauren Grant are among those participating in the accelerator program for women in the media business, with Super Channel signing on as founding industry partner.

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CTV unveils Change & Action: Racism in Canada

The Bell Media Studios special hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake, Marci Ien, Tyrone Edwards and Lainey Lui will feature conversations with leaders advocating for change.

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IDM sector grapples with revenue tumble stemming from COVID-19

Small and micro businesses have lost on average 40% of their monthly income, while a further 33% have lost all monthly income, said a CMF Trends report.

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New French streamer Salto acquires Casablanca’s Happily Married

The dark half-hour comedy series, commissioned originally by Radio-Canada Tele and Tou.Tv Extra, is among Salto’s first-ever acquisitions.