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LaRue grows T.O. team as cross-border strategy comes into focus

Matt King and Andrew Ferguson discuss LaRue’s L.A. outpost, its latest digi series for CBC Gem, new lines of business and adding James Milward to its board of directors.

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Eagle Vision heads into production on Deco Dawson’s Diaspora

The Winnipeg-shot feature, which is voiced in 50 languages and contains no subtitles, represents a return to filmmaking for acclaimed Manitoba director Deco Dawson.

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Igor Drljaca feature among Eurimages funding recipients

Three Canadian coproductions have received more than $1.4 million total in funding.

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Thunderbird Releasing managing director to depart

Edward Fletcher will leave the U.K. distribution arm of Thunderbird Entertainment Group next month.

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Terreur 404, Farm Crime among T.O. WebFest winners

The documentary series from Big Cedar Films won best Canadian series and best lifestyle series at the digital festival, while Detention Adventure picked up a trio of prizes.

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Watts on the Grill renewed for season two

Twelve new episodes of the culinary series will air on Bell Media’s rebranded CTV Life channel later in the year.

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Warigami gets a boost with powerhouse partners

Producer Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith shares First Love Films’ ongoing strategy to give their webseries a shot at success in a crowded market.

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France’s Newen takes majority stake in Reel One

Founder and CEO Tom Berry will continue to hold a minority stake in the Montreal-based company, which specializes in the production and licensing of scripted MOWs.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for July 2 to 8, 2019

Stranger Things takes the top spot, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Black Mirror at #3.

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Bell Media goes all-out for Love Island promo

CTV is hoping it’s got a new “show of the summer” on its hands and it’s supporting it with a robust paid and experiential media campaign.

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In brief: Netflix taps Mississauga native for Mindy Kaling series

Plus: RBC reveals the finalists for its short film pitch competition at the Gimli Film Festival and Shredders of Metal sets its rockin’ return date.

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Hulu greenlights more Holly Hobbie

CBBC will air the first season this summer, while season two is set to launch on the streamer later this year.

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Daisybeck Studios joins eOne’s roster

The U.K.-based factual producer’s credits include The Yorkshire Vet (pictured) and Springtime on the Farm.

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Black Fawn, Breakthrough head to The Oak Room

Based on writer Peter Genoway’s stage play, the film stars RJ Mitte (pictured), Peter Outerbridge and Ari Millen.

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Warigami, Utopia Falls lead CBC Gem youth programming

The content slate, including CBC Gem originals and Indigenous-led short films, is aimed at youth and young adults from 13 to 24.