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Colette Switzer, AMPIA director of programming, has died

Representatives from the Alberta Media Production Industries Association are remembering Switzer as “the rock” of the AMPIA.

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Pacific Screenwriting Program appoints its first executive director

The PSP has also appointed three new board members as the non-profit aims to become “a key local industry stakeholder championing screenwriters” in B.C.


Cineworld moves forward with appeal of Cineplex damages suit

The U.K. chain is appealing a decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to award Cineplex $1.24 billion in damages from the terminated acquisition.

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Hot Sheet: Digital demand for Jan. 3 to 9, 2022

Cobra Kai overtakes fellow Netflix series The Witcher to lead digital and overall demand in Canada.


In brief: Jump, Darling leaps to the U.S.

Plus, Canadian Geographic launches a film grant for emerging documentary filmmakers, Levy joins Thunderbird board and Dune, Nightmare Alley rack up more award nominations.

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CBC reveals several new series for winter podcast lineup

A personal podcast from journalist Anna Maria Tremonti and a weekly current events show hosted by Tamara Khandaker are among the new offerings.

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HBO Max orders new Degrassi series from WildBrain

The U.S. streamer has also acquired all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation, set to launch in the spring.

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Deals: ARRAY Releasing, MK2 | Mile End, Autentic, End2End

ARRAY Releasing nabs Donkeyhead, MK2 | Mile End acquires Studio 666, plus more.


CMF invests $794K with international partners

The funds are held in partnership with screen partners in Luxembourg, Northern Ireland and South Africa to support development on television and digital projects.

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Sphere Media acquires animation boutique Sardine Productions

The acquisition of the Chop Chop Ninja studio bolsters Sphere Media’s animation division, which includes Quebec 2D studio Oasis Animation.

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Love Nature greenlights Tim Winton series on Australia’s Ningaloo Reef

The Blue Ant Media-owned brand will air the series on its linear and streaming platforms, with Flame Distribution handling worldwide distribution outside of the co-producer territories.


Salah Bachir leaves Cineplex Media

The longtime leader of the theatre chain’s media arm is focusing on other endeavours.

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TIME Studios partners with Nelvana for new series

Leela’s Island is TIME Studios’ first preschool IP and helps address a lack of representation in kids content, says Maria Perez-Brown.


National Screen Institute promotes Liz Hover

Hover becomes director of operations as the not-for-profit organization goes through a rebrand.


CMPA pulls back the curtain on 2022 Indiescreen nominees

The winners will be announced during the closing reception of Prime Time 2022 on Feb. 11.