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Playback’s most-read stories of 2018

It was a typically unpredictable year in the world of Canadian TV and film. Check out Playback‘s most-clicked stories of 2018.

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SODEC supports features from Sophie Dupuis, Pascale Plante

The funder backed 11 projects through its film production assistance program.

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Happy Holidays from Playback

We’re taking a break for the holidays and will return to regular newsletter publishing on Jan. 3.

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CMF invests in eight projects with Luxembourg, South Africa funders

Vancouver’s Omnifilm Entertainment and Toronto’s Six Island Productions are among the Canadians working with Luxembourg-based producers.

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Deals: CBC, BBC Studios, eOne, Skyship Entertainment

CBC adds to its Gem collection, eOne increases Peppa Pig‘s presence in China with a new retail partnership, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 11 to 17, 2018

Strangers Things lands at #1, followed by Titans at #2 and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at #3.

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Photo Gallery: CMPA’s 2018 year-end party

A selection of photos from CMPA’s annual year-end celebration at Toronto’s Copetin restaurant.

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CTV, Global unveil winter 2019 schedules

Cardinal and The Launch return to the CTV lineup, while Global set premiere dates for a number of its international series.

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In Brief: Media Ranch, Quebecor reveal format incubator participants

Plus: The Grizzlies wins a prize at Fabrique Du Cinema Awards in Rome, Fremantle elevates execs, and more.

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Attraction Images, Caramel Films wrap production on Mafia Inc

Directed by Daniel Grou and penned by Sylvain Guy, the French-language crime drama shot in Montreal and Cuba.

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Wild Media Entertainment expands into VFX

Visual effects veteran Jeff Bruneel (pictured) has been hired to oversee the new division.

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Op-Ed: What do we do AfterMeToo?

Vibika Bianchi, veteran producer, programmer and the acting chair of AfterMeToo, reflects on a year that changed the industry.

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Programmer profile: OUTtv and Revry

OUTtv CEO Brad Danks and Damian Pelliccione, co-founder and CEO of Revry, discuss their programming strategies.

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Christine Magee named Talent Fund chair

The co-founder and co-chair of Sleep Country Canada will take over the post from Hartley T. Richardson.

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Two Canadian features added to Berlin lineup

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn’s The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open will make its world premiere in the festival’s Generation program.