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Against the Wild 2 gets U.S. theatrical release

The sequel to Richard Boddington’s live-action family feature will open on more than 50 screens later this month.

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Raven Banner goes Berserker, finds a Buffalo Gal

Raven Banner has launched a new production arm and signed an output deal with Manitoba’s Buffalo Gal.

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BravoFact, Hot Docs renew doc pitch contest

The short documentary pitching contest, now in its second year, awards a total of $70,000 to the top three shorts.

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Brightlight’s Scorched Earth goes to camera

The film is directed by Peter Howitt and produced in partnership with Burnaby, B.C.-based Lighthouse Pictures. (Star Gina Carano pictured.)

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Canada in Perspective wins ACCT’s Diversity Award

The weekly current affairs show is produced by Anne Marie Varner (pictured) and airs on AMI-tv.

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Thunderbird catches a new Netflix Beat

The Vancouver producer and its Atomic Cartoons division have joined the Beatles-themed series, made possible by a worldwide rights deal for the music.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 25, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2016

Murdoch Mysteries is at #17 for the week of Jan. 25 to Jan. 31, with Saving Hope at #22.

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CBC names new VP of strategy, public affairs

Alex Johnston (pictured) joins the pubcaster from women’s advocacy group Catalyst Canada, where she has served as executive director since 2012.

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Kit Redmond, Sara Lynn Cauchon launch Inspired Entertainment

The content company will focus on growing and managing The Domestic Geek brand both online and offline. (Sara Lynn Cauchon pictured.)

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The force awakens for Cineplex

With crowds flocking to see the latest Star Wars film, the Toronto-based media and entertainment co posted record-breaking revenues to close out the final quarter of 2015.

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Canadian shorts added to SXSW lineup

Sundance winner Bacon & God’s Wrath (pictured) is among the shorts selected to screen in the Austin festival.

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NBCU forms Entertainment Networks group with USA, Syfy

The restructuring will see USA topper Chris McCumber (pictured) oversee the newly formed group as president and Syfy president David Howe take on the newly created role of president, strategy and commercial growth.

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CRTC requests group-licence renewal applications

The regulator has asked Rogers, Bell, Shaw, Quebecor and other ownership groups to submit their licence renewal applications by April 4.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 29, 2016 to Feb. 4, 2016

Kung Fu Panda tops the chart for the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, with The Revenant at #2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens at #3.

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In brief: Industry awards, mid-season debuts, Anne bows in style

Sari Friedland wins 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award, The Magicians shoot returns to Vancouver, Canadian TV mid-season bows roll out.