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HBO Max takes Detention Adventure

The action-adventure series from LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films is now available to stream exclusively on HBO Max in the U.S.

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How the Future of Film Showcase landed on CBC Gem

Co-founder and artistic director Eric Bizzarri shares how a festival dedicated to Canadian shorts has grown and evolved ahead of its virtual launch on the national public broadcaster.

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Fuse boxes up Ming’s Dynasty

The digital series from creators Calwyn Shurgold, Antony Hall and Julian De Zotti will make its U.S. linear debut next month.

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CBC Gem original Detention Adventure heads into season two

Ten new episodes of the LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films-produced show will premiere on the streaming service later this year.

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Deals: CBC, 9 Story, Northern Banner

CBC licenses more than 100 episodes of kids content from 9 Story’s distribution portfolio, Telus Storyhive-backed Abracadavers lands international deals, and more.

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CBC Gem series Hey Lady! to world premiere at Sundance

The digital series, co-directed by Sarah Polley, is among several Canadian shorts to join the lineup, including titles from Santiago Menghini and Charlie Tyrell.

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LaRue heads to Prince Edward County for more Amazing Gayl Pile

The fifth season of the CBC Gem original, created by Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, is slated to launch in spring of 2020.

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The future of Canadian cinema in an OTT world

From Playback magazine: As the streaming revolution continues to reshape the map, filmmakers and producers are left to figure out where they fit into an ever-changing market.

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Programmer Profile: CBC Films

Senior director of CBC Films Mehernaz Lentin discusses what the pubcaster’s rebranded features banner is looking for and how indie producers can get on her radar.

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Photo gallery: T.O. WebFest 2019

Executives like Aron Levitz, Gave Lindo and more came out to speak to attendees at the annual digital festival.

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Warigami gets a boost with powerhouse partners

Producer Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith shares First Love Films’ ongoing strategy to give their webseries a shot at success in a crowded market.

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Warigami, Utopia Falls lead CBC Gem youth programming

The content slate, including CBC Gem originals and Indigenous-led short films, is aimed at youth and young adults from 13 to 24.