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What to expect in 2022?

A selection of predictions from this year’s Best of the Year winners, who wade in on what they think and wish will come true in 2022.

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CMF delivers $24.8M in funding aimed at developing Canadian IP

A total of 59 projects were selected for the Early-Stage Development Program with 25% reserved for diverse community applicants.

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WaZabi Films gets world rights to Ken Scott feature

French-Canadian family dramedy Goodbye Happiness (Au revoir le bonheur) will make its international premiere in competition at France’s L’Alpe D’Huez in January.

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Cineflix Productions sees evergreen possibilities with TV movie boom

Projects such as Miracle in Motor City and Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey have helped the prodco identify long-term value in the space.

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WildBrain Studios’ Peanuts special among Annie Awards nominees

9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Mercury Filmworks and Tangent Animation are among the other Canadian companies up for trophies at the annual animation awards.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Dec. 10 to 16, 2021

The Thursday night preview screenings for Spider-Man: No Way Home propel it to the top spot, followed by Encanto and West Side Story.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Dec. 10 to 16, 2021

L’Arracheuse de temps continues to lead while the documentary Prière pour une mitaine perdue, directed by Jean-François Lesage, debuts at No. 3.

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Muse Entertainment in development on crime drama with CBS

FBI co-creator Craig Turk has been tapped to co-write the series and serve as executive producer, with Muse’s Irene Litinsky (pictured) as co-EP.

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Deals: Point Grey, QYOU Media, Nelvana

Disney+ picks up Point Grey’s Pam & Tommy, Q India partners with Mzaalo, plus more.

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Boat Rocker acquires minority stake in TeaTime, completes raft of deals

The move expands upon a first-look deal Boat Rocker and TeaTime have had in place since 2019.

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Cinema of Sleep wins best Canadian feature at Whistler Film Festival

The psychological thriller, written and directed by Jeffrey St. Jules, and Sarah Fortin’s Nouveau Quebec each picked up two prizes at the festival.

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Canadian-made series made waves globally in 2021

Recent data from Parrot Analytics offers insight about what Canadians are watching and what homegrown content is most in demand.

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Programmer profile: Corus Studios

The division of Corus Entertainment ends the year with a new sales record, buoyed by an expanded sales team, and enters 2022 looking for ‘left of centre’ pitches.

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Tribute: The marble universe

Forged from the comradeship and combined ambition of Matt Hornburg and Mark Bishop, marblemedia commemorates 20 years of growth.

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Acts of service: Balancing the two sides of Canada’s booming production sector

We examine different and sometimes clashing perspectives on striking a balance between the costs and benefits of foreign location service production and Canada’s domestic content industry.