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Donald Sutherland Commits to New Animated Film

TORONTO: Donald Sutherland is serving as producer and screenwriter for Pirate's Passage, an upcoming animated movie that he is also set to star in. Based on a successful adventure novel, Pirate's Passage focuses on a 12-year-old boy who is dealing with the death of his father. It takes place in ...

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Production Begins on Remake of BBC Comedy

TORONTO: Production has kicked off on Sensitive Skin, a new original comedy series based on the BBC show of the same name, set to premiere on The Movie Network in Eastern Canada and Movie Central in Western Canada. Starring Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Don McKellar (Blindness), Sensitive ...

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Global Television Comedy Begins Production, Adds to Cast

TORONTO: Azura Skye (American Horror Story) and Benjamin Arthur (Less Than Kind) have joined the cast of Working the Engels, Global Television's upcoming original comedy series, which has kicked off production in Toronto. Working the Engels, starring Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl, follows a family that is dealing with the ...

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eOne Signs First-Look Agreement with Amaze

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) has inked a three-year first-look deal with Amaze Film + Television, building on the partnership between the two companies that already includes the dark comedy Call Me Fitz. The companies will develop and produce original projects, which eOne will then distribute internationally. Projects range from ...

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Canal+ Preps Online SVOD Service for Canada

PARIS: Canal+ is teaming up with the online video platform Dailymotion to launch a web-based SVOD service in Canada, delivering its original series as well as feature films, docs and more. Canal+ Canada will offer up films, series, docs and entertainment shows in French. For C$7.99 a month, subscribers can ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Shaftesbury

CANNES: Shaftesbury is showcasing several new digital properties from Smokebomb Entertainment this MIPCOM. The Smokebomb Entertainment digital slate includes the comedy Backpackers and the provocative drama Long Story, Short. “Backpackers and Long Story, Short speak directly to young-adult audiences and have the flexibility to be packaged and programmed for broadcast, ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Sullivan Entertainment

CANNES: Promoting its lineup of family-friendly entertainment programs is what is top of mind for Sullivan Entertainment this MIPCOM. This includes the animated Ronaldinho Gaucho’s Team, based on a fictional childhood of the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year. Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series features the Anne ...

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CRTC: Canadians Accessing More Content on Different Platforms

OTTAWA-GATINEAU: According to the latest report from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), TV-consumption levels in the country are about the same as the previous year, though Canadians are using an increasing number of devices to access programming. The 2013 edition of the Communications Monitoring Report finds that Canadians ...

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