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Shaftesbury reorganizes digital, branded entertainment divisions

Christina Jennings on why it made sense to rebrand Smokebomb and Shift2 under the Shaftesbury banner, and how that positions the company for future success.

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How Shaftesbury brought Carmilla to the big screen

With the web series-to-feature adaptation set to open across 30 Cineplex screens today, Christina Jennings explains the project’s hybrid distribution and financing model.

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The Carmilla Movie to hit theatres in October

In addition to its one-night-only theatrical release, the film will be available to global audiences to stream on Fullscreen.

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Netflix investment news rocks CMF Showcase

As industry players converged on Ottawa to promote the screen industry, a news leak about a $500 million investment from the SVOD set the room abuzz with questions and anticipation.

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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Rebecca Liddiard

Following her performances in MsLabelled, Houdini and Doyle and the upcoming Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Christina Jennings and Mary Harron on why the 26-year-old is a star in the making.

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Frankie Drake headed to U.K. channel Alibi in 2018

CBC and Shaftesbury also revealed additional cast, including Rebecca Liddiard, and directors for the female-led detective drama.

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Carmilla feature rolling in T.O.

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings on the movie’s fall release and aging up the target audience.

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Slasher returns for a second season

Filming wraps next week in Orangeville, ON on new episodes of Shaftesbury’s anthology thriller series.

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CBC orders more Murdoch Mysteries

The pubcaster ordered 18 more episodes for the show’s eleventh season, as well as a two-hour Christmas special.

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How changing needs prompted Shaftesbury/Smokebomb to relocate

CEO Christina Jennings on how the company’s new digs have enhanced its production capabilities and brought its previously siloed digital and television divisions together.

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Shaftesbury unveils Emerald Code

As part of an initiative to promote STEM-centric learning, the company revealed its digital and linear series at an event held at its new Toronto HQ.

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Shaftesbury/Smokebomb launches Inhuman Condition

The first six episodes of the 33-part supernatural drama (pictured) were released on the KindaTV YouTube channel earlier this week.