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True Fiction comes to life

The horror feature, produced by 775 Media, is now filming in Calgary.

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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.


Motive, Eadweard top 2015 Leo noms

Motive (pictured) leads all other dramatic series with 21 nods, while Kyle Rideout’s feature Eadweard received 15 nominations including best motion picture.


Continuum to return for fourth, final season

The sci-fi series will wrap its run with a six-ep season on Showcase and Syfy.


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Cameras roll in Toronto on Syfy’s The Expanse

Canadian actors Paulo Costanzo and Cas Anvar (pictured) have boarded the space drama, which is the latest Syfy series to shoot in Canada.

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Rivals Netflix, Rogers team up for Canadian drama Between

Strange bedfellows: City, Netflix, and shomi back a six-part survival thriller from writer/director Michael McGowan.


Syfy’s Ascension starts shooting in Montreal

The Tricia Helfer-starrer bound for the U.S. cable channel follows the acquisition of Canadian-made series like Bitten, Haven, Lost Girl and Continuum. (Helfer pictured)


2014 DGC Award nominees announced

The awards will recognize achievement across 19 categories in a ceremony to be held in Toronto on Oct. 25. (Best feature film nominee The Grand Seduction pictured)

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Programming profile: Syfy’s Chris Regina

From our print issue: Syfy’s SVP of programming and acquisitions breaks down the channel’s programming strategy for Playback.

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Syfy orders second season of Bitten

The U.S. deal comes a week after Space renewed the female werewolf drama for a sophomore season of 10 new episodes.

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Canadian producers lead Banff Rockies field

Among the Canadian series nominated are Big Brother Canada (pictured) in the best reality category, and Orphan Black in the best serial competition.


Continuum, Down River top 2014 Leo nominations

Down River leads the field in the motion picture categories with 13 nominations, while Continuum received 21 nominations including best dramatic series.