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Big News From Grand Rock signs on big name Canucks

With actors including Gordon Pinsent, Aaron Ashmore and Ennis Esmer on board, the Markham Street Films production will begin shooting in Midland, Ontario after successfully raising part of its production funding through Indiegogo.

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HBO’s Cinemax parting ways with Transporter: The Series

The Canadian-French TV co-production, which has TMN and Movie Central as local broadcasters, continues in development on a second season.

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Movie Central, TMN acquire Canadian broadcast rights to Showtime drama

The Western and Eastern Canada pay TV services picked up the rights to Showtime’s Masters of Sex (pictured), premiering this September.

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TMN, Movie Central unveil 2013 production slate

The slate features six Canadian productions, including half-hour comedy Sensitive Skin, starring Kim Cattrall (pictured) and Don McKellar, who also directs.

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Harold Greenberg Fund relaunches shorts-to-features program

Three prizes of $30,000 are available for the short film initiative, comprised of a contribution from the fund and pay-tv broadcast licence fees from TMN and Movie Central.

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Shaftesbury sells Good God to Australia’s The Comedy Channel

The 10-part sitcom about a neurotic, left-leaning TV producer will debut down under on Mar. 27 after launching on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada in April 2012.

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Movie Central and NSI Script to Screen projects unveiled

The five selected projects will receive funding, creative support and expertise from Movie Central and the NSI to develop their feature film concepts to production-ready scripts with market viability.

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Canadian co-pro Transporter sold to Hungary, Turkey

French distributor Europe Images International sold the action adventure drama to RTL Klub in Hungary and Turkish channel ATV.

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Canadian internet ad spending will eclipse TV ad spending by 2016: report

Growth of spending on TV is predicted to climb just 4% annually in the 2012 to 2016 period, according to a Canadian Marketing Association-commissioned study.

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Shaw gets mobile with new service

Called Shaw Go, the media co is launching a series of TV content apps, first for Western Canada’s Movie Central, with the second coming within a month.

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Production begins on eOne’s Rogue

The 10-ep suspense-drama series, produced with the U.K.’s Greenroom Entertainment and starring Thandie Newton is shooting in Vancouver.

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All the Wrong Reasons in production in Halifax

The debut feature from writer-director Gia Milani (pictured), starring Cory Monteith, Emily Hampshire, Kevin Zegers and Karine Vanasse, will shoot through Aug. 15.