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Netflix Canada picks up three seasons of Toi et Moi

The half-hour series is produced by Montreal’s Zone3 and Ottawa’s Slalom Productions.

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Canadian Academy selects eight for second annual mentorship program

Kathleen Hepburn, Kirsten Carthew and Halima Ouardiri are among the filmmakers set to take part in the Academy’s Apprenticeship for Women Directors.

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Global advertising, consumer spend on TV to stay strong: study

According to Strategy Analytics, while OTT will be the driving force behind new revenues to 2022, TV will remain a major money-maker.

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CRTC renews broadcast licence for Silver Screen Classics

The commission extended the specialty’s licence until 2023 and set CPE at 10% of the previous year’s revenues.

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Hallmark preps Breakthrough MOW

Season for Love, produced by Ira Levy, marks the Toronto company’s first collaboration with Crown Media.

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BBC Studios adds two directors to T.O. team

Jodi Mackie and Brad Horvath will manage content sales and identify copro opportunities for the British producer/distributor.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 7 to 13, 2018

Orange Is The New Black tops the list, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #5 and Anne with an E at #10.

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Deals: Celluloid Dreams, PNP, BroadbandTV

Celluloid Dreams has picked up international sales rights to Giant Little Ones, Pacific Northwest grabs Canadian rights to Michael Caine doc, and more.

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Production begins on Canadian Strain

TIFF 2018 Rising Star Jessica Salgueiro plays a newly out-of-business boutique marijuana dealer in the latest from Geordie Sabbagh.

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TIFF ’18: Werner Herzog to headline Doc Conference

Tantoo Cardinal will participate in TIFF’s Master Class program, while the Moguls program will see Dr. Stacy Smith present her findings on equity in film criticism.

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FIN Atlantic ’18: Audience of Chairs, Hopeless Romantic to world bow

Newfoundland-based director Deanne Foley will premiere two films at the fest, which will also screen Angelique’s Isle, Incredible Violence and a raft of other Canadian features.

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True Dating Stories gets a second date

Season two of LaRue Entertainment’s digital series will debut on CBC’s online platforms on Valentine’s Day 2019.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 30 to Aug. 5, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, followed by America’s Got Talent at #2 and Big Brother at #3, #4 and #6.

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In brief: TIFF unveils Primetime TV lineup

Plus: Wattpad inks a deal with Malaysia-based SVOD service iflix, Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks $2 million at the Quebec box office, and more.

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Naveen Prasad named president of Vice Canada

The company has also entered into a content and media sales partnership with Bell Media that will see Viceland’s programming air across Bell Media’s platforms.