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Blue Ant acquires 90 hours of unscripted content

The media company’s distribution arm has picked up the rights to a raft of Canadian, U.K. and U.S.-produced unscripted content. (I’ve Got Something to Tell You pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Nitro Rush tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, followed by Juste la fin du monde at #2 and Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes.

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In brief: FIA re-elects Downey; “Augie” award winner named

The ACTRA National president was re-elected president of the International Federation of Actors, the imagineNATIVE film fest will honour Tom Jackson, and more news.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Sully tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, with Bridget Jones’s Baby at #2 and Snowden at #3.

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Slaight Music Residency participants announced

Five composers and songwriters have been selected for the fifth edition of the business-focused music program.

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Maudie, Perfume War win Atlantic Film Festival prizes

The Ireland/Canada copro (pictured) and feature documentary were among the Canadian projects awarded at the 36th edition of the festival.

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Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival winners announced

Projects from Theodore Ushev and Jean-Francois Laguionie were among the winners at the 40th edition of the OIAF. (Louise en hiver pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 5 to 11, 2016

Jungle Book tops the chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, with Now You See Me 2 at #2 and Money Monster at #3.

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CBC commissions one-hour soccer drama

21 Thunder, currently shooting in Montreal, is produced by PMA Productions and Generic Productions.

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DHX, Amazon sign licensing deal for more than 36 series

Amazon Prime Video in the U.K. and Germany has licensed dozens of DHX titles including Teletubbies and Looped (pictured).

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Juste la Fin du Monde is Canada’s foreign language Oscar pick

This is Dolan’s third feature chosen to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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CMPA, AQPM committed to Canadian talent: Mastin

The member organizations met Wednesday to discuss issues facing indie producers, including how to further foster Canadian talent, said CMPA president Reynolds Mastin (pictured).

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Deals: eOne, 9 Story, Media Ranch

Netflix acquires the international rights to Designated Survivor (pictured) from eOne, plus more deals of the week.

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19-2 to end after season four

Filming on the new season of the police procedural, produced by Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, is underway in Montreal.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame: August Schellenberg (1936-2013)

From Playback magazine: The Canadian actor was known for iconic roles both in Hollywood and domestically on stage and screen.