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Tara Ellis returns to CBC as executive director, scripted content

The 15-year Shaw veteran will lead the pubcaster’s content teams to develop comedy, drama and kids programming.

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Specialties @ 20: Showcase

From Playback magazine: In the first of a multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of Showcase.


Alyson Richards launches Edyson Entertainment

The company launches with a first-look deal with Content Media, while Richards (pictured) has tapped former Alliance-Atlantic exec Ed Gernon to head up the company’s U.S. operations.


Rekha Shah named CBS Studios’ Canadian sales director

Shah will focus on sales to English and French specialty channels as well as manage the company’s VOD and SVOD.


Cameras roll on Odyssey Media’s Deception

Cuba Gooding Jr. (pictured) stars as an FBI agent helping a widow, played by Emmanuelle Vaugier, with Alliance Atlantis releasing in Canada.

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How Alliance Films turned the table on rivals to acquire Maple

Lionsgate’s sale of Maple Pictures to Alliance Films follows an industry shakeup and consolidation that has redrawn the Canadian film distribution sector.