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Upfronts ’17: CBC gets dramatic

New originals on the pubcaster’s fall/winter lineup include Burden of Proof from ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision and Allan Hawco-starring Caught.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films May 12 to 18, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 takes the #1 spot, followed by Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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Ranger Rob gets season two greenlight

A new line of consumer products is being prepped to accompany the 14-episode second season.

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Minds Eye lines up next thriller

Cameras begin rolling this weekend on thriller Distorted, starring John Cusack and Christina Ricci.

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Blue Ant acquires Racat Group, signals further Asia growth

The deal sees the Toronto-based media co take ownership of five prodcos and TV networks, including Singapore-based Beach House Productions.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 12 to 18, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 lands at #3, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #1 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword at #2.

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eOne full-year revenues up 35%

The increase was driven by strong performances from its TV and family divisions, with the global studio also seeing improved results on the film side.

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Performance capture studio opens in Vancouver

Vancouver Film School has partnered with Mimic Performance Capture on the $1.5 million studio, which will be available to both students and businesses.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.5M across 18 docs

Sharkwater: Extinction, the follow up to the late Rob Stewart’s 2006 documentary, was among the projects to receive funding.

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Love Nature launches on Amazon Channels UK

The service for Prime members that lets you add on subscription TV channels has now rolled out to three countries.

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Indiecan acquires Losing Our Religion

Filmed across North America and the U.K., the feature-length doc from Manitoba’s Zoot Pictures tells the stories of preachers who have lost their faith.

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Corus axes three Paperny series

Yukon Gold is coming to an end after five seasons, while Chopped Canada was also cut.

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Three Canadian horrors headed to Fantasia’s Frontieres market

Blaine Thurier’s vampire comedy Kicking Blood is one of the projects looking to sink its teeth into some international financing at the horror-focused copro market.

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In Brief: Deluxe adds VP of sales

Christa Tazzeo Morson joins the Toronto post-production studio, and more news.

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eOne’s Carrie Stein to exit

The EVP of global production at eOne TV will leave the company in June.