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CBC AND WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION ANNOUNCE THE THIRD EDITION OF FORMAT INCUBATOR

CBC and Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) today announced the return of the Format Incubator for a third round. Beginning today through April 23, Canadian producers are invited to submit ideas for original primetime unscripted formats with strong Canadian and international appeal. Format Incubator is a collaborative venture between CBC, WBITVP and the independent production community in Canada, aimed …

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Bell Media Buys Majority Interest in Pinewood Toronto Studios

Bell Media announced today it has entered into an agreement for its Bell Media Studios division to acquire a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, in partnership with Comweb Studio Holdings, Castlepoint, and the City of Toronto. Pinewood Toronto Studios is one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada and the preferred choice for domestic and international producers of …

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FremantleMedia North America Set to Bring World’s Largest Population of Superheroes and Supervillains to Television in New “Astro City” Series

FremantleMedia North America, the studio behind the acclaimed American Gods TV series, has obtained the rights to Astro City. Spanning 16 (and counting) collected, standalone yet loosely-connected story arcs containing more than 2,000 original characters, the fictional Astro City universe explores the lives of ordinary people and those of the all-too-human superhumans in their midst, and their collective, daily struggle …

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Blackstone to air on CBC

Prairie Dog Film + Television announces that the powerful and gritty primetime drama Blackstone will bow on CBC Television starting June 15. Launching as part of CBC’s National Aboriginal History Month programming, the series explores the real-life issues facing Canada’s Aboriginal community as explored through the characters of the fictional Blackstone First Nation reserve.Blackstone seasons one and two air on …

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Production Begins on Fifth Season of BLACKSTONE

Prairie Dog Film + Television announces that principle photography starts this week on season five of the hit dramatic television series Blackstone. This authentic series continues to rip stories from the headlines and explore substantial issues such as the missing and murdered aboriginal women epidemic and the alarming number of child deaths in foster care, many of which are indigenous. The …

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9 Story Media Group Announces Sale of Emmy® Award Winner PEG + CAT to Discovery Kids Latin America

9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that its animated preschool series Peg + Cat (80 x 12’)  has been acquired by Discovery Kids for Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.  The series originally debuted on PBS Kids in the fall of 2013 and recently won 3 Emmy® awards, including Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animation Program. Peg + Cat …