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Vancouver Web Fest on hiatus for 2019

Founder Suzette Laqua is stepping back to focus on her health in the year ahead, with the festival set to resume in 2020.

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WildBrain to produce digital magic for Irish toy co

DHX Media’s digital kids network will helm content, YouTube and ad strategies for The Irish Fairy Door Company.

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How to Holiday with Jordin Sparks brings original Kin content to TV

The special is the first original Canadian production from lifestyle entertainment company, Kin, and will debut on Food Network Canada.

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Encore+ hits more than 6M views on its first anniversary

Since the YouTube channel launched last November, more than 30,000 people have subscribed to watch classic Canadian content.

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CMF awards $9M across 43 digital projects

Projects from Blue Ant Media Productions, Big Bad Boo Digital and Hollywood Suite are among those receiving support.

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True Dating Stories gets a second date

Season two of LaRue Entertainment’s digital series will debut on CBC’s online platforms on Valentine’s Day 2019.

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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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The Communist’s Daughter wins JFL’s CBC Comedy pitch program

The webseries from Toronto duo Leah Cameron and Natalie Novak was among three winning projects at the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO annual pitch competition.

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Banger Films brings the ‘Metal’

Shredders of Metal, a competition series from Toronto’s Banger Films, launched this week on the prodco’s YouTube channel.

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CMF, Northern Ireland launch three-year copro incentive

The joint incentive will provide a total of $600K over three years for TV and digital media projects.

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IPF backs 17 scripted digital projects

She Said Films’ Running With Violet, LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile were among the recipients.

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Bell Fund marks 20 years with a new mandate

From Playback magazine: With a new directive from the CRTC, the funder had to overhaul its programs and adapt to an ever-changing industry.