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Alison Murray gets moving on The Vegas

The Canada/Argentina coproduction sees The Film Farm’s Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss serve as executive producers.

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How the Academy is evolving alongside a fast-changing industry

Programming VP Louis Calabro chats with Playback about staying ahead of industry trends and how holding Screen Week in late March is boosting the profile of its nominees.


‘Impregnable firewall’ needed to protect features in potential CMF, Telefilm merger

Following the BTLR report’s recommendation, the filmmaking community is cautioning that Canadian cinema could get drowned out in a platform-agnostic fund.


CSA best film race: How the young pretenders became the contenders

Writer/director nominees for the coveted category weigh in on their process, how they pitched their film, and more.

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By the numbers: Canadian Screen Awards 2020

Every stat you need to know (and some you probably don’t) in the lead up to Canadian Screen Week.

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A Perfect Plan, Hazy Little Thing among CFF world premieres

Director Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban will open the 14th edition, while Steve Markle’s Shoot to Marry caps off the Toronto-based fest.


Trio of in-development TV dramas advance to MIPTV finals

New projects from LoCo Motion Pictures, Sienna Films and Scythia Films were among 12 titles selected.

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ISO calls for greater Indigenous presence in Canada’s communications future

Column: Jesse Wente addresses the need for Indigenous storytelling and the recommendations put forth for the future of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act.


How Sphere Media Plus and Bell Media brought Transplant to life

The evolution from a pitch concept based on producer Tara Woodbury’s family history to CTV’s newest Canadian prime time original medical drama.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 10 to 16, 2020

The Good Doctor lands at #1, followed by Survivor and Grey’s Anatomy at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Ted Sarandos to keynote BANFF’s Summit Series

Netflix’s chief content officer will take part in a fireside chat set for Monday, June 15.

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Photo gallery: 2020 ACTRA Toronto Awards

See the nominees and winners from this Saturday’s 18th annual edition of the event.

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New feature gives insight into what people are watching on Netflix

The new tool compiles daily “Top 10″ lists for series and films, with unscripted show Love is Blind leading the chart in Canada today and Vikings coming in at number six.


CBC boosts collaboration with Germany’s ZDF

The pubcasters signed an MOU at Berlinale to codevelop scripted and factual content, marking CBC’s third strategic international partnership in less than a year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Feb. 14 to 20, 2020

Mafia Inc cracks the top 10, while Sonic the Hedgehog and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey continue to lead.