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Digital distributor Juice acquires Grindstone Media

Grindstone founder Paul Zimic (pictured) will join Juice as partner and become president, sales and acquisitions.

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Jeff Chan tapped to helm Lionsgate firefighter drama

The Vancouver-born director (pictured, centre) will develop and direct the as-yet unnamed action flick for Lionsgate.

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CHCH announces Channel Zero Digital and a new fall lineup

New additions to the fall line-up and a growing online presence were announced Tuesday to celebrate the Hamilton network’s 60th year (Spin Off pictured).

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Canadian film leads foreign film box office for third week running

Resident Evil: Retribution, a Canada-Germany co-production shot in Toronto and produced by Don Carmody, took in another $20.7 million over the weekend on 6,460 screens in 65 markets.

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Sony invests US$20 million in exclusive game development

The investment has a large focus on independent game development through its venture capital arm, the Sony Pub Fund, which can be accessed by Canadian companies.

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NHL Vault launches on Sony devices

Sony of Canada is making 800 hockey moments available via its internet-enabled gadgets.

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Cars 2 game races ahead with transmedia

Game producer Jonathan Warner talks to Playback during the Canadian stop of the Cars 2: The Video Game promo tour.

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Little Mosque expands across Europe

WestWind Pictures has sold 80 eps of Little Mosque on the Prairie to Sony’s AXN in Spain and Portugal.

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Hundreds of new titles head to Netflix.ca

Thanks to new licensing agreements with CBC, Cookie Jar and FremantleMedia Enterprises – along with an extension of its deals with New Video, Maple Pictures and Sony – Netflix.ca will be adding a raft of new TV and film titles to its existing offering.

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Movies, TV arrive on PlayStation

Alliance, E1 and NFB among studios offering content on game platforms