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Jason Priestley’s Cas & Dylan to open Whistler Film Festival

The mountain resort festival will close with the Sundance documentary The Crash Reel (pictured), a film about a halfpipe snowboarding rivalry from director Lucy Walker.

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Tatiana Maslany triumphs at TCAs

The Canadian actor wins the award for Individual Achievement in Drama at the Television Critics Association (TCA) awards in Beverly Hills on Aug. 3.

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Orphan Black to jump from Space to CTV for encore

The conventional TV debut for the Bell Media and BBC America co-production starring Tatiana Maslany (pictured) will take place Aug. 16.

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Tatiana Maslany wins CCTA for Orphan Black

The Canuck actress (pictured) also received a nod in this year’s Television Critics’ Association awards, along with Orphan Black, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and William Shatner.

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Weekly roundup: Awards, festivals and distribution news

This week’s briefs include details of the VIP-heavy Cannes Film Festival screening of restored The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (VIPs pictured).

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Orphan Black picked up by U.K.’s BBC Three

The news follows the recent 10-episode renewals from BBC America and Space for the clone conspiracy thriller produced by Temple Street Productions.

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Space, BBC America order second season of Orphan Black

The 10-episode second season is slated to begin production later this year, to air in spring 2014.

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Sean Garrity’s Blood Pressure rises on Toronto, Calgary screens

The psychological drama has been held over for a fourth week in Toronto, and for a second week in Calgary.

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Orphan Black debut sets record for Space

The Canadian cloning drama (pictured) got a good lead-in from the return of Doctor Who as it drew 404,000 viewers for its Saturday night bow.

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Tatiana Maslany, Shawn Doyle win at ACTRA Awards

Shannon Kook-Chun won for outstanding voice performance, while Shirley Douglas received ACTRA Toronto’s 2013 Award of Excellence at the Saturday awards event (Maslany pictured).

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Orphan Black gets March premiere date

Joining the cast of the sci-fi thriller, which stars Tatiana Maslany (pictured) and will premiere on Bell Media’s Space, are Matt Frewer and Evelyne Brochu.

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Kate Melville’s Picture Day takes Borsos award in Whistler

The rookie feature director’s coming-of-age story won the top $15,000 prize for best Canadian feature at the West Coast festival.