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Shaftesbury brings its latest branded content to Crave for Pride

SVP, branded entertainment Kaaren Whitney-Vernon shares how their track record with authentic LGBTQ representation made them an attractive partner to Dove.

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Citytv renews Hudson & Rex for season three

Production on the canine-police procedural is scheduled to begin next month.

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HGF backs 23 films in third quarter of 2019/20

Conquering Lion Pictures and Shaftesbury’s Undercard and Screen Siren Pictures’ Saving Manno are among the funder’s Story Option stream.

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Deals: Shaftesbury, eOne, Black Fawn

Two Canadian series pick up additional distribution overseas, while distributor Black Fawn nabs the rights to the Toronto-produced horror Scarecrows.

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Murdoch Mysteries lives on at CBC

The pubcaster renewed the procedural drama for a 14th season, with star Yannick Bisson telling fans it ‘might be a little different’ than previous seasons.

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Shaftesbury, LaRue projects among Development Packaging picks

Of the 164 projects submitted for the IPF and CMF program, 13 English-language and seven French-language short-form scripted series made the cut.

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The reality check

From Playback Magazine: For those waiting for augmented reality to go mainstream, welcome to the year where the technology edges into practical reality.

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AVOD’s revenue potential in a growing streaming-focused market

As the world turns to steaming services for their media consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic, advertisers are taking note of the opportunities in AVOD.

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Wynonna Earp shuts down production in Alberta

Shaftesbury has also postponed shooting on Departure in Toronto, while Ottawa prepares to announce emergency funds for workers not covered by EI.

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Shaftesbury, Company option Burrows’ Birder Murder Mysteries

The first partnership between the two companies, the project is expected to bring together a roster of Canadian and U.K. screenwriters.

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In brief: Unite Central heads to Berlin’s copro market

Plus: eOne clears the final regulatory hurdle in its Hasbro deal, Touchwood PR adds to its publicity team and Super Channel promotes Kimberley Ball.

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Murdoch Mysteries hits milestone 200th episode

Peter Mitchell and Christina Jennings on how Murdoch weathered the storm to become one of the most enduring hits in Canadian TV history.