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Diverse TV Director participants get to work

Amy Jo Johnson, Tanya Lemke and Tarique Qayumi will shadow directors on series such as Vikings and Reign.

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Indiecan Entertainment acquires tasty bug doc

The feature documentary Bugs on the Menu, produced by Victoria’s 291 Film Company, is accompanied by a Secret Location-created website.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 12 to 18, 2016

Amazing Race Canada tops the chart for the week of Sept. 12 to 18, with aftershow After the Race at #21.

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DHX revenue up 15% for fiscal 2016

Television revenues declined slightly for fiscal 2016, while the company posted significant increases across its distribution and L&M businesses.

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The Strain to end after season four

FX’s vampire drama will return to Toronto to film its final season.

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TIFF shakes up Board of Directors

Four board members have retired, including board chair Lisa de Wilde (pictured), who will be replaced by long-time board member Jennifer Tory.

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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.