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BBC Studios adds two directors to T.O. team

Jodi Mackie and Brad Horvath will manage content sales and identify copro opportunities for the British producer/distributor.

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Naveen Prasad named president of Vice Canada

The company has also entered into a content and media sales partnership with Bell Media that will see Viceland’s programming air across Bell Media’s platforms.

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Toonbox teams with TMNT producer

The Toronto animation company has partnered with Galen Walker to co-develop and produce original IP.

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In brief: Netflix’s David Wells to step down as CFO

As well: The NFB’s first interactive VR project Museum of Symmetry launches on Steam and Viveport, a new travel channel launches on Telus Optik, plus more.

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In Brief: Lionsgate and UMG sign first-look deal

The companies have partnered to develop TV projects, Chateau Laurier wins Webfest prizes, plus more.

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Thunderbird Entertainment to go public via Golden Secret deal

Pending approval of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, Thunderbird will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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B.C. orgs, Netflix partner on screenwriting initiative

The Pacific Screenwriting Program, supported by Creative BC, CMPA and WGC, is part of the streamer’s $25-million pledge to invest in Canadian creatives.

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In Brief: Phil King named Canada lead for Sony Pictures

The former CTV president takes on an added role as SPT moves toward a territory management model, plus more.

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Boat Rocker adds eOne SVP for biz and legal affairs

Dina Appleton has joined the Toronto-based company as it continues to expand internationally.

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Alt TV drives internet signups for BCE

While TV ad revenues continue to slide, Bell Media parent BCE saw traction with its Alt TV product, targeting condo-dwellers and cord-nevers.

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Corus restructures its marketing department

The company’s SVP Dervla Kelly will lead a more streamlined marketing and social digital agency department.

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Larysa Kondracki inks first-look deal with Amazon Studios

The Canadian showrunner of Picnic at Hanging Rock will develop and produce original TV series through her Toronto-based Smadginelli banner.