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Lack of The Force sees attendance drop at Cineplex for Q4

Patrons are spending more money at the box office and concessions, but no Star Wars film for the holidays saw fewer tickets sold.

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Apple streaming service expected to launch in spring: reports

Media outlets are reporting the tech giant may unveil its streaming service at a March event.

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Bingo Animation wins inaugural China Tales Incubator

Launched in 2018 by Nelvana, WeKids and Toon Boom Animation, the program aims to develop, produce and distribute content for global audiences.

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levelFILM strikes output deal with Good Deed Entertainment

The agreement, unveiled at EFM, will see levelFILM handling domestic distribution of Good Deed’s catalogue through 2022.

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Producer Karen Powell dies at 59

Over the course of more than 20 years, Powell worked as an entertainment lawyer, financier, independent producer and senior production executive.

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Media Ranch launches new Scandi office

Louise Juel Severin will lead the office as VP, sales and acquisitions, Scandinavia, as the company expands its reach in Europe.

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John Christou to oversee English production operations at NFB

The Prospector Films founder has been named director of operations for NFB’s English production branch.

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9 Story opens live-action division

The prodco’s new division will be led by VP of live-action development and production Jeremy Slutskin.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg to keynote BANFF 2019

The industry mogul will kick off the festival’s 40th anniversary with a discussion about his high-profile new venture, Quibi.

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Randy Lennox elected chair of Banff World Media Festival

The Bell Media president takes over from outgoing chair John Morayniss, who ends his three-year term.

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CRTC approves TVA acquisition of Serdy Media

The transaction will result in a tangible benefits package of $1.7 million being directed to the CMF, Telefilm and the Quebecor Fund.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.