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Best of the Year: Murdoch Mysteries

Almost retired at 65 (episodes), but now in the prime of life, Shaftesbury’s globe-trotting Canadian success story is Playback‘s TV Show of the Year.

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Shaftesbury and Rainmaker’s proposed $20M tie-up

Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings on why the proposed acquisition – which would see both companies continue to operate independently – makes sense for the company she founded in 1987.

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Slasher goes to camera, reveals cast

Production on the psychological thriller Slasher will take place in Northern Ontario. (Series star Katie McGrath pictured.)

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Chiller picks up Shaftesbury’s Slasher

Slasher is the first original series for the U.S. channel, with Super Channel on board as the Canadian broadcaster.

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The Listener goes silent after five seasons

The last episode of the Shaftesbury-produced series will air on CTV on Aug. 18.

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Cameras roll on People Hold On

The Michael Seater-directed film is being shot in Parry Sound, ON, with Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings serving as co-producer. (Cast pictured)

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Shaftesbury launches youth-focused digi agency

Shift2, with offices in Toronto and L.A., will specialize in creating branded content for YouTube channels.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 CFC Annual Gala & Auction

Canadian industry talent, personalities and execs gather at The Carlu in Toronto for the annual gala event. (Measha Brueggergosman and Bill King pictured)

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Production starts of season 5 of The Listener

Cast and crew have set up shop in the newly expanded Pinewood Studios, a move from the series’ previous home base in Hamilton.

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Shaftesbury teams with Laura Vandervoort on new girls’ series

The Toronto-based indie producer and distributor has joined forces with the actor, writer and producer (Bitten, Smallville) on Super Duper Deelia, a new half-hour live-action series aimed at girls six to 12.

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Joanna Webb joins Shaftesbury as SVP content strategy

The former CTV and Corus programming exec (pictured) will work with senior management to align content strategies across the company’s divisions, including factual, kids and digital media in the newly created role.

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Shaftesbury acquires Boland web series, rolls cam on choir doc

The prodco and distributor is shopping actor Katie Boland’s Long Story, Short (pictured) and one-hour TVO doc Unsung in Cannes this week.