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Travelers ending after three seasons

The Travelers‘ mission is complete. Star Eric McCormack made it official on Friday afternoon, confirming the sci-fi drama will not return for a fourth adventure.

“Travelers Program One, as well call it, is complete,” McCormack said on the show’s Facebook page. “On behalf of our creator Brad Wright, my fellow producers and directors, designers, our writers, our amazing crew in Vancouver, and our cast—who I love more than they know—I want to say thank you. All three seasons of Travelers will continue to be available for you to re-discover and, hopefully, bring some others along with you.

“But, for now, Protocol 5,” he continued. “Much love from 3468 in the 21st.”

“Well, all good things…,” Wright tweeted on Friday afternoon. “Thanks to the greatest cast, crew, directors, writers, artists and producing partners a guy could ask for. Love to you all. And to
@Netflix for stepping up so we could make Season 3!”

Created by Brad Wright and executive-produced by McCormack, Wright and Carrie Mudd, Travelers starred McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson and Reilly Dolman as a group of agents sent from the future to change the path of humanity by putting their consciousness into the bodies of others. Patrick Gilmore, Leah Cairns, Jennifer Spence and Ian Tracey were all part of the cast.

Travelers most recently won a Banff Rockie Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Action Program at the Banff Television Festival. It also captured Leo Awards for Best Direction for William Waring and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for Spence.

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Netflix partners with Quebec Cinema on new talent lab

From a media release:

Québec Cinéma is proud to announce a three-year partnership with Netflix to set up a Talent Lab, a brand-new program created expressly to mentor and coach emerging artists and professionals by outstanding world-renowned experts. This unique learning opportunity is designed to both challenge and help the next generation of Québec filmmakers in their career path.

Intended to take place during the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, the very first of three editions of the Talent Lab will take place in February 2020. A call for entries will be held to select a group of handpicked young professionals, who will have the chance to develop and refine their skills through mentoring sessions, conferences, discussions and master classes given by Quebec and internationally renowned film industry professionals. Considering its values of equality and diversity, Québec Cinéma will encourage the participation of women and members of Native as well as francophone communities from across Canada.

“Training and mentoring emerging talent has been a part of our mission since our beginnings. This partnership with Netflix allows us to do more in that regard by providing our future filmmakers with real-life experiences and the opportunity to learn from the best minds in the industry,” says Ségolène Roederer, Executive Director at Québec Cinéma.

By creating this unique Talent Lab in partnership with Netflix, Québec Cinéma will allow participants to access concrete tools that will enable them to learn about every aspect of the industry—from creative to marketing strategy and everything in between.

This partnership is part of Netflix’s $25 million commitment to invest in local cultural organizations and events to support new and diverse Canadian talent, including women, francophone and indigenous creators.

“Netflix is delighted to partner with Québec Cinéma to develop a mentorship program created specifically to support emerging artists from here,” said Funa Maduka, Director of International Original Films, Production and Acquisition, at Netflix. “We are always on the lookout for the best stories, which is why we are happy to invest in programs such as the Talent Lab, to support emerging filmmakers who will go on to create stories for Canada and the rest of the world.”

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