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Keslow Camera acquires Clairmont Camera

The deal marks the L.A.-based film equipment company’s expansion into Canada.

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In Brief: Al Magee joins the NSI Features First program

Plus: Nelvana brings Mysticons into the digital realm, and Jeremy Boxen boards Imposters.

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Virgin TV acquires 615 half-hours from DHX library

Thirty titles from DHX’s content vault, including the animated series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, will head to the U.K. and Ireland.

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An Audience of Chairs gathers in St. John’s

Backed by CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund, the Deanne Foley-directed indie drama will be distributed in Canada by A71 Entertainment.

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Sports lead to revenue gains and profit drops at Rogers

Media revenue saw a 4% year-over-year lift, driven by a heavy appetite for sports – but Blue Jays’ salaries and the print-to-digital shift contributed to a drop in profits for Q2.

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Letterkenny gets another six-pack

Bell Media announced production is underway on another half dozen episodes of the CraveTV series, set to premiere later this year.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 3 to 9, 2017

The season five premiere of The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Private Eyes at #9, Saving Hope at #11 and Still Standing at #26.

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Minority Media, Secret Location tap CMF coin

Thirteen companies received a share of $10.2 million through the funder’s Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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New CBC talk show puts Canadian film under the spotlight

Set to debut this weekend, The Filmmakers looks at the making of 11 homegrown features, including Deepa Mehta’s Water and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.

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Netflix surpasses int’l subscriber targets

Membership grew to 104 million globally, with more than half of its subscribers hailing from outside of the U.S.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 7 to 13, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #1, followed by Un sac de billes at #2 and Maudie at #3.

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New showrunner named for CBC’s Burden of Truth

Adam Pettle steps in to helm the Kristen Kreuk-starring legal drama, following the departure of Adriana Maggs and Noelle Carbone.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 7 to 13, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #10, with Spider-Man Homecoming at #1 and Despicable Me 3 at #2.

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CRTC names new chair

Ian Scott will head up the commission, while a new vice-chair of broadcasting has also been appointed.

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Euclid431 Pictures gets ready to GLO

The feature, currently filming in northern Ontario, stars Maria Bello and Kyle MacLachlan.