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What Bell Media’s new HBO partnership means for indies

Bell Media’s SVP of indie production Corrie Coe shares details on the new original programming program that sees a door open between Canadian producers and HBO in the U.S.

Corus exiting pay TV, Bell Media taking TMN national

Bell Media has struck a deal with HBO to acquire all-platform rights to its programming in Canada and has announced an original production development program.

Sarah Gadon on going behind the camera

Playback catches up with Gadon to talk about her directorial debut in the premiere episode of Reelside. (Gadon, right, and Caitlin Cronenberg pictured.)

TMN, Movie Central, ACCT partner on Screen Week special

The interview special, in which Patricia Rozema will chat with high-profile Canadian female acting talent, will bow on HBO Canada during Canadian Screen Week.

Movie Central, NSI unveil 2015 Script to Screen projects

Kim Izzo, Chris Dickie and Robert Chomiak will see their scripts shepherded from the page to production-ready packaging.

Sensitive Skin gets second season greenlight

Production on season two of the original Movie Central and The Movie Network series is slated to start in spring 2015.

DirecTV renews Vancouver-shot Rogue for third season

eOne received an order for another 20 episodes of the suspense drama. (Rogue star Thandie Newton pictured)

CRTC grants Starlight category B broadcast licence

The proposed all-Canadian film channel will be optionally carried by cable and satellite TV providers after earlier being denied mandatory carriage.

HBO Canada tests binge strategy with Sensitive Skin

The channel is launching all six episodes of Canadian dramedy Sensitive Skin online and on demand following the show’s broadcast premiere.

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Harold Greenberg Fund shorts program expanded

This year’s edition of the Shorts-to-Feature program will see more projects supported with more cash.

Aircraft Pictures partners on Breadwinner coproduction

The Canadian producer and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon plan an animated feature based on the popular Deborah Ellis novel.

Tricon grabs international distribution rights to Sensitive Skin

The Canadian pay TV dramedy, based on the original BBC series, is shooting for six weeks in Toronto (star Kim Cattrall pictured).