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TIFF adds vaccine requirement to safety protocols

Attendees for the fall festival will need to show proof of vaccination before entering any indoor venues, according to new measures announced today.

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ET Canada expands with one-hour weekend show

ET Canada Weekend debuts Sept. 18 with Sangita Patel tackling hosting duties.

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Terminal Station tops Moguls’ first blockchain funding vote

The action-thriller wins Mogul Productions’ inaugural blockchain movie vote by nearly 75% to receive financing on its upcoming production.

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Nelvana to represent Care Bear brand in Canada

The Corus Entertainment-owned company will exclusively oversee licensing deals for the kids brand as it counts down to the 40th anniversary in 2022.

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Canada-India animated copro starts Christmas season early

The 52 x one-minute preschool series Li’l Santa will premiere just ahead of Halloween.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Aug. 9 to 15, 2021

Ted Lasso claims the top spot for digital originals, while PAW Patrol climbs to No. 3 on the overall demand chart.

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Kew files lawsuit against its former auditing company

The media group’s messy unraveling continues to be the subject of legal disputes, including a class action brought against Kew last summer.

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Amazon names Rupi Kaur Live special as fifth Canadian original

The one-hour special marries the Indian-Canadian poet’s spoken word art with an array of visuals and will debut on Prime Video later this month.

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Fantasia world premiere Tin Can acquired by levelFILM

The Nova Scotia-shot feature had its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival this month.

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Sky, Stan all in for CBC and HBO Max original Sort Of

The high-profile deals, revealed ahead of the show’s fall debut in North America, indicate that significant global interest exists for the Bilal Baig-led comedy.

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Audible unveils new Canadian originals

The latest slate of original podcasts and audiobooks, announced as the company brings its Plus Catalogue to Canada, builds on its roster of recognizable domestic talent.

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Young Canadians eager to work in the creative sector: report

A survey reveals the vast majority of people under 30 are interested in creative roles, but feel they lack business knowledge.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Aug. 2 to 8, 2021

Private Eyes claims the No. 4 spot, while Nurses and CTV Life’s Holmes Next Generation make the top 30.

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Mainframe opens new Toronto studio

Led by Kim Dent Wilder, the studio is looking to recruit more than 100 Ontario-based employees to fill out its team, offering a hybrid work structure.

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Emmys ’21: Felix & Paul Studios take TV to the next frontier

The studio’s co-founder and creative director Felix Lajeunesse shares production stories behind Space Explorers: The ISS Experience and how their U.S. partnerships have helped raise their profile with voters.