TV

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Deals: Cineflix, Zeitgeist Films, eOne

Pure heads to Europe and The Woman Who Loves Giraffes lands U.S. distribution, while eOne extends its theme park business to PJ Masks.

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Additional Hamilton studio space to open in summer 2020

Aeon Studio Group is set to bring 100,000 square feet of new studio space online by summer, as it moves forward with separate plans for a massive, 20-acre film campus.

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In brief: Dance Revolution, ‘Baroness’ on Rose d’Or shortlist

Plus, three projects share over $136,000 in funding from the CMF and BAI.

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Deluxe names new CEO as it emerges from bankruptcy

CFO Eric Cummins has been named to the company’s top post as John Wallace retires.

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Continued AVOD growth drives revenue uptick at WildBrain

The company also reported Q1 increases on the distribution side, spurred by a recent library deal with CBS All Access.

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Hulu, YTV pick up The Hardy Boys

Production is underway on Nelvana’s upcoming teen-skewing mystery reboot, with the series set to launch in the U.S. and Canada in 2020.

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Allarco biz practices go under the microscope in licence renewal hearing

Execs discussed how financial pressures have resulted in instances of regulatory non-compliance, while interveners asked for assurances Allarco would not go into creditor protection again.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 21 to 27, 2019

New Amsterdam comes in at #2, followed by Grey’s Anatomy and Survivor at #3 and #4, respectively.

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In brief: Star Trek production spend eclipses $250M

Plus: imagineNATIVE brings Oscar gold potential to Indigenous filmmakers in 2021 awards season and WIFT-T names the recipient of its Deluxe Toronto mentorship program.

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Survey says Family Feud Canada is heading to camera

Production begins this month on the 60 x 30-minute game show format from U.K.’s Fremantle, with the series set to premiere on Dec. 16.

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Deals: Armoza, Raven Banner, Nelvana

Dance Revolution travels to China and Russia, while Raven Banner Entertainment strikes a deal with MPI Media Group.

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Indie film in the spotlight at 2019 Sustainable Production Forum

As more municipal governments declare climate emergencies, Zena Harris of Green Spark says indie projects are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint.