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Rick Brace to replace Keith Pelley at Rogers

Former CTV president Rick Brace is taking the helm at Rogers Media.

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Tangible benefits spend up 27% in 2013-14: Boon Dog

The annual report from the Ottawa research firm also notes that six benefits packages ended in the year but over $400 million remains to be spent by 2021.

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Fantasia festival lineup finalized

Five additional Canadian world premieres have been announced.

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Brands board Bell Local series set in Toronto cafe

R.A.D. Productions’ Drew Dafoe talks to Playback Daily about his “100%” sponsorship-financed scripted series for Fibe’s local service.

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Women’s World Cup wraps to record viewers

The global tournament proves a draw for Canadian viewers, with the U.S.-Japan final match pulling in record ratings.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 26, 2015 to July 2, 2015

Antoine et Marie is this week’s #1 Canadian film, with La passion d’Augustine at #2.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 26, 2015 to July 2, 2015

Jurassic World is this week’s #1, followed by Inside Out at #2 and new entry Ted 2 at #3.

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Barry Avrich to produce 2016 CSA gala

Avrich recently wrote and directed a Canadian Screen Week interview special, Women Who Act with Patricia Rozema, which aired on The Movie Network and Movie Central.

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Nine is the lucky number for Echo Media

The Montreal-based prodco’s new feature 9 is a nine-part comedy featuring nine different directors.

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Tal Riff joins Timshel Pictures

The Toronto- and Sudbury-based prodco has brought the former CBC brand development specialist on board to spearhead its expansion into branded content.

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Cameras roll on The Space Between

The feature directorial debut from Amy Jo Johnson (pictured) is executive produced by Shaftesbury chairman and CEO Christina Jennings.

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Family Channel goes Backstage

DHX TV programming head Michael Goldsmith on why Family is going “back to school” as production starts on the Fresh TV series. (Backstage star Devyn Nekoda pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 15, 2015 to June 21, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service spends another week at #1, followed by Chappie at #2 and SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water at #3.

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Yanking the value chain: how to make global hits

OPINION: Ryerson PhD candidate and MBA instructor Irene Berkowitz on re-evaluating the Canadian TV drama value chain for the new media landscape.

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Deals: Lionsgate, Food Net, Guru, Factory 25

Lionsgate and Hasbro are turning Monopoly into a feature film, and more deals of the week.