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Cardinal premiere pulls in 1.3M viewers

The episode’s ratings haul makes the suspense thriller the most-watched Canadian show to debut in the 2016-17 broadcast year, according to Bell Media.

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How Bell Media, eOne talked up Cardinal at home and abroad

The six-part mystery thriller has been the subject of a lengthy consumer-facing campaign in Canada and an industry-focused one abroad.

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Ransom sets up in Toronto

The Global series is produced by eOne, Sienna Films, Big Light Productions and Wildcats Productions. (Cast member Brandon Jay McLaren pictured.)

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Deals: Boat Rocker, Films We Like, Tricon

Boat Rocker Rights acquires the global distribution rights to Mountain Road Productions’ library, plus more deals of the week. (Tricon’s Counterfeit Cat pictured.)

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Global, TFI greenlight Ransom

The Canada/France coproduction from eOne, Sienna Films and France’s Wildcats Productions has also been picked up by CBS.

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Production underway on CTV’s Cardinal

The six-part drama series is set to shoot in four locations throughout Ontario. (Series leads Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse pictured.)

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CTV greenlights Sienna Films’ Cardinal

The six-part drama is being produced with Entertainment One, which will also handle international distribution.

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Starz to develop eOne’s Havana Quartet

The one-hour drama is based on a four-part detective book series from Cuban writer Leonardo Padura. (Star Antonio Banderas pictured.)

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eOne, Shaw, TF1 team up for Ransom

Ransom was co-created by veteran producer Frank Spotnitz (pictured) and David Vainola.

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TIFF ’14: 21 Canadian producer teams set for Int’l Financing Forum

The invite-only OMDC film co-financing forum will see 21 Canadian producer teams network with 19 foreign producer teams.

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Super Channel backs Carol Shields movie adaptation Unless

The pay TV operator unveils the latest investments from the Super Channel Development Fund, including the long-gestating Canada-Ireland coproduction.

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Titanic’s ensemble cast adds Canadians

Titanic, the UK-Canada-Hungary co-produced mini-series, has added Canadian actors Noah Reid, Linda Kash and David Eisner to its cast.