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In brief: CBC unveils dates for Canada/U.K. copro Enslaved

The docuseries led by Samuel L. Jackson is set to debut on the pubcaster this October, plus TLN welcomes a new member to its team.

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Diggstown, Burden of Truth renewed at CBC

The Floyd Kane-created series will return to Halifax early next year to film its third season, while new episodes of Burden will shoot in Winnipeg later this summer.

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‘A unique show for a unique moment’: inside CBC’s July 1 plans

Producers behind CBC’s Canada Day programming discuss how they are executing an innovative, socially distanced variety show in the midst of a pandemic.

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CBC says it will make hiring, retention policies more inclusive

The pubcaster says that by 2021/22 half of all hires for exec and senior management positions will be Indigenous people, visible minorities or people with disabilities.

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Behind the ‘humbling’ experience of making Trickster

The team behind Trickster took part in a BANFF panel to discuss how the industry should rethink colonial values in production when it comes to Indigenous narrative sovereignty.

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Media leaders talk insurance, co-commissioning during pandemic

Insurance remains an unanswered question as companies examine risk on a project-by-project basis, execs from Lionsgate, HBO Max, Yes Studios and CBC told BANFF delegates.

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The CW stocks up on Fridge Wars

Co-created and co-produced by CBC and The Gurin Company, the culinary competition format will debut on the U.S. net this August.

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Industry orgs launch virtual series for underrepresented creators

The three-week workshop, led by CBC, CAVCO and CMPA, aims to equip emerging producers and creators with more business tools to advance their careers.

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Deals: eOne, Seville, Crave, CBC

Streaming platform MUBI acquires Xavier Dolan’s latest feature Matthias & Maxime, eOne inks additional sales for The Rookie and more.

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Upfronts ’20: CBC renews Trickster ahead of premiere

The pubcaster also renewed Family Feud Canada, Battle of the Blades, TallBoyz and Frankie Drake, while decisions on others are pending due to COVID-19 uncertainty.

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Coroner scores third season, sells to Channel 4

Season three, which is currently in pre-production, sees executive producer Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope) continue on in her role as showrunner.

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Baroness von Sketch Show to end after five seasons

The CBC sketch comedy stars and co-creators released a joint statement on the decision to end the series with its fifth and final season, set to air this fall.