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Pinewood Studios Toronto

Pinewood ramps up expansion plans in Toronto’s Port Lands

As well as unveiling a 27,500-square-foot, $6-million facility, the studio intends to add a further 66,000 square feet of sound stages in 2019.

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City unveils mid-season lineup

Season one of Versailles joins the schedule, on top of new series LA to Vegas and The Resident.

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Breakthrough grabs worldwide rights to Manson doc

Produced by Calgary’s Pyramid Productions, Charles Manson: The Final Words recently premiered on Reelz Channel in the U.S.

The Breadwinner

Awards roundup: TFCA unveils best Canadian feature finalists

Plus: The Breadwinner, Alberta-shot Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale nab Golden Globe nominations.

Anne

An Anne for our times

A darker, contemporary twist on a classic helped this CBC/Netflix series, and Playback’s TV show of the year, resonate globally during turbulent times.

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City of Toronto to purchase Showline Studios

The City is stepping in to maintain the filming complex after Canada Post acquired the facilities to turn them into parcel distribution centres.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Blue Ant

9 Story Media sells more than 550 episodes of content internationally, plus more.

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Letterkenny has it all ‘figgered’ out

A story of media, merch and microbrews: Letterkenny is Playback’s best-marketed TV brand of 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2017

Frontier climbs to #6, with Stranger Things at #1 and Marvel’s The Punisher at #2.

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Caroline Habib joins New Metric Media

The former director of Mongrel International will lead the prodco’s development efforts as it looks to build out its dramatic and comedy slates.

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After #MeToo, how will the industry respond?

Organizers of the symposium on sexual assault presented seven recommendations to improve policies and supports for survivors.

Fox and the Whale

In brief: Felix & Paul Studios heads to Sundance

Plus: Robin Joseph’s animated short Fox and the Whale is one of 10 projects in contention for an Oscar nom, and more.