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Film exhibition revenues up for Cineplex in Q3

Major films contributing to the bottom line in the quarter included Mission: Impossible Fallout, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Kew expands focus on IP ownership, subsidiary growth

In the company’s quarterly investor call, Kew chair Peter Sussman said the company is also using its scale to increase the speed to market of its products.

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Nat Geo Kids snaps up three shows from 9 Story

The LatAm kidcaster has licensed Let’s Go Luna! (pictured), The Diary of Bita and Cora, and Finding Stuff Out.

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Netflix sets Travelers return

The sci-fi series has been a hit for the streamer and was one of its most-binged series in 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2018

The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor lead the list, while Murdoch Mysteries cracks the top 30.

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Global commissions Canada/U.K. copro Departure

Produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions, the six-part series features a star cast and is set for 2019.

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Guru taps Chinese distributor for True and the Rainbow Kingdom

The Canadian prodco has named Hengxin Shambala Kids as the distributor for its Netflix original preschool series in China.

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How the science of awe applies to consumer experiences

Data generated in a recent study of Cirque to Soleil audiences sheds light on what happens when people experience big moments in group settings.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 2 to 8, 2018

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch tops the chart, followed by Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin at #2 and Emma Peeters at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 2 to 8, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody comes in at #1, followed by A Star Is Born and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Future women leaders head to Whistler for industry intensive

Michelle Morgan (pictured), Anna Cooley and JJ Neepin are among the eight women selected for the Women In the Director’s Chair’s Story and Leadership program.

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Montreal’s image+nation film festival unveils 2018 slate

Fest director Charlie Boudreau says the slate aims to expand the breadth and notions about queer cinema, including titles such as Keith Behrman’s Giant Little Ones.

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Deals: DHX Media, eOne, Sienna

Italian TV channel Effe TV has picked up the broadcast rights to the first three seasons of Cardinal.

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CRTC denies Bell’s latest request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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Former Telefilm head Francois Macerola dies at 76

The industry veteran also held senior positions at the NFB, Malofilm Distribution and SODEC during his decades-long career.