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Dec 18 2014 - Murdoch Mysteries makes TV critics’ 2014 Top 10 list

Murdoch Mysteries has been ranked the #5 television show in Canada by a group of 19 esteemed television critics and writers who were tasked with coming up with their own individual Top 10 lists (located below), which were then ranked according to a points system: 10 points for No. 1, 9 points for No. 2, […]

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Dec 19 2014 - Carmilla included in Media in Canada’s Best Campaigns of 2014

From Val Maloney, special projects editor/associate editor, Media in Canada: It’s that time of year again when we get to reflect on the work from the Canadian advertising industry that stood out in the memory of our writers and editors, then pick one to write about. This summer U by Kotex took content creation to […]

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Dec 10 2014 - Shaftesbury & Kids’ CBC get moving with The Moblees to inspire healthy change

With Canada lagging globally when it comes to meeting guidelines for kids’ overall physical activity and limiting sedentary behavior, Kids’ CBC aims to inspire healthy change in the way Canadian children and their families move through their daily lives with The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes), a new live-action interactive musical adventure series for kids aged 3 – 5 years. Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, including non-sedentary behaviors, physical activity and nutrition, , The Moblees airs on CBC Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. (8:30 NT) beginning on December 22.

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Dec 10 2014 - U by Kotex® orders season two of hit series Carmilla from shift2 & Smokebomb Entertainment

U by Kotex® has ordered a second season of the hit transmedia series Carmilla, which will return to the VervegirlTV YouTube channel with 36 new episodes and a 12-part branded series in 2015.

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Nov 24 2014 - Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings named to The 2014 Maclean’s Power List

Shaftesbury Chairman & CEO Christina Jennings has been named to The Maclean’s 2014 Power List of Canada’s 50 most powerful people.

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Nov 11 2014 - Smokebomb’s State of Syn wins Digi Award for Best Webseries Fiction

At the 2014 Digi Awards ceremony in Toronto, celebrating the very best in the digital media landscape, Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital division Smokebomb Entertainment took home the honour for Best Webseries Fiction for State of Syn, which is available on Hulu in the United States.

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Nov 03 2014 - CBC’s hit period crime-drama Murdoch Mysteries celebrates its 100th episode with the most anticipated episode of the season

Will Murdoch and Ogden finally make it to the altar? Murdoch Mysteries marks the broadcast of its 100th episode on Monday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), including a live broadcast screening with cast and crew for fans at CBC Toronto.

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Oct 17 2014 - Strategy: How Kotex became a YouTube exec producer

Why the feminine hygiene brand is working with Carmilla, a transmedia gothic vampire series aimed at reaching millennials.

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Oct 16 2014 - shift2 and Smokebomb Join Forces with U by Kotex to Launch Digital Vampire Series Carmilla

Can a vampire get her period? Digital agency shift2 and U By Kotex® answer that question and more in Carmilla, a new scripted transmedia series (36 x four-minutes) that puts a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

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Oct 12 2014 - Shaftesbury gets moving with The Moblees

Shaftesbury today announced the sales launch of new series The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes), an interactive musical adventure series for kids aged 3-5 starring five comical characters who, together with viewers at home, overcome obstacles through teamwork and movement.

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Oct 11 2014 - Unsung: Behind the Glee Named a Shaw Rocket Prize Finalist

Produced by Shaftesbury, Unsung: Behind the Glee is a one-hour documentary that charts the compelling journey of two Toronto high school show choirs as they battle time, nerves and each other to create an award-winning routine for the Show Choir Canada Nationals, Canada’s National High School Glee Club Championships.

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Oct 07 2014 - Shaftesbury’s Ryan St. Peters Appointed Vice President, Kids & Family

Leading producer and distributor Shaftesbury today announced the appointment of Ryan St. Peters to the role of Vice President, Kids & Family. In his new role, St. Peters will lead all creative and commercial activities for Shaftesbury’s kids and family operations, including creative development, production and distribution.

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