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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2022: Ryan Bobkin

The Toronto producer has had a fast career trajectory in Canada’s film industry as head of development of Film Forge, working with filmmakers Brandon Cronenberg and Amar Wala.

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CBC ups Arif Noorani to director of podcast division

Noorani takes on the newly created role after launching CBC Podcasts as executive producer in 2015.

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In brief: Telefilm outlines Indigenous Production Stream changes

Plus, BIPOC TV & Film has revealed its Episodic Writers’ Lab cohort, Bell Media expands its Noovo brand, CBC is planning another One Stop Business Workshop with the CMPA and CAVCO, and more.

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The Roku Channel acquires Look Mom! Productions’ Doomlands

The Toronto studio’s adult animation has found a new home after the closure of its commissioning platform Quibi.

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Blink Studios plans TV adaptation of buzzy Charlene Carr novel

Blink went up against multiple bidders to acquire the rights to the “heart-wrenching” story of IVF and motherhood.

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Sort Of, No Ordinary Man among GLAAD Media nominees

Additional nominees include eOne’s drama Yellowjackets and TV movies Single All the Way and Under the Christmas Tree.

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YouTube to reduce originals slate, global head of original content Susanne Daniels exits

Going forward, YouTube plans to only fund programming within its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds.

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Indigenous business competition series headed for APTN

Vancouver’s Sparkly Frog Clan Productions is behind Bears’ Lair, which offers Indigenous entrepreneurs a total of $180,000 in prize dollars for their business.

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Denis Côté to screen in competition at 2022 Berlinale

Côté’s Un été comme ça will make its world premiere while a film from Canadian director Ashley McKenzie screens in the Encounters category.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Jan. 3 to 9, 2022

The season two premiere of CTV medical drama Transplant attracts more than 1.1 million viewers, while the series premiere of CBC comedy Son of a Critch cracks the top 30.

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Tributes pour in for late Quebec director Jean-Claude Lord

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez is among those sharing thoughts on the pioneering He Shoots, He Scores director, who has died at age 78.

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EXCLUSIVE: Solis Animation and rockers Rare Americans launch new animation studio

Crooked City Studios comes after Toronto-based Solis Animation and Vancouver’s Rare Americans worked on 16 music videos together.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 7 to 13, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home stays on top of the Canadian box office while The 355 hits No. 4 in its debut week.

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Canadian Academy names eight special award recipients

Among the 2022 awards, which will be handed out during Canadian Screen Week, is the newly created Changemaker Award.

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TFCA names nominees for Best Canadian Film

The award, which comes with a $100,000 cash prize, will be presented at the TFCA’s March gala.