Bonacini's Italy, chef Michael Bonacini

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Bonacini’s Italy follows chef Michael Bonacini as he dishes on unique recipes from specific regions of Italy.

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John Tory to lead T.O. industry delegation to L.A.

The mayor and 23 Ontario companies will head south in an effort to bring more production to Toronto as the City continues to address capacity issues.

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CBC updates TV development contracts

The pubcaster has relinquished a number of rights as it continues to review and simplify its contracts with indies.

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Deals: eOne, Al Jazeera English, Northern Banner

The Detail and Designated head to the U.K.’s Channel 5, Min Sook Lee’s Migrant Dreams sells to Al Jazeera, plus more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand April 3 to 9, 2018

Stranger Things lands at #1, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Trailer Park Boys at #4.

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Whatever, Linda wins Canneseries pitch program

With the win, the project will receive development funding and support from Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats.

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Imagination Park enters the ring with Michael Bisping

The Vancouver-based company is teaming up with the former UFC middleweight champion on a new documentary project.

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White Pine, Ballinran partner with Chinese media co on doc slate

The Canadian prodcos signed a memorandum of understanding with CTV Golden Bridge International Media Group during Canada’s trade mission to China.

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In brief: Hawkeye Pictures options The Honey Farm

Plus: WIFT-T announces its William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient, Chloe Grysole returns to Framestone and more.

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Cineflix closes global crime programming deals

The distributor has sold Cineflix Productions’ series such as Homicide: Hours to Kill and Secrets of the Morgue to international networks.

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SnackableTV orders interactive comedy series

Jokeoff, produced in association with Just For Laughs, is a bracket-style elimination series that sees comedians compete for best gag.

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CRTC dismisses Unifor complaint against Rogers Media

The commission found that Rogers is not in violation of its license agreement by subcontracting production of its Chinese-language OMNI Regional news broadcast.

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Awards Roundup: Forte’s Snapshots wins kids Int’l Emmy

Plus: Halfire Entertainment’s Alias Grace nabs a Peabody nom and Canadians win at Hollyweb.

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NFB inks deals with China’s CCTV, Bilibili

More than 70 NFB titles were acquired, including Stories We Tell and Hadwin’s Judgement.