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eOne sees Q1 revenue dip ahead of Hasbro sale

The financial filing comes one week before eOne shareholders are scheduled to vote on the proposed Hasbro transaction, which, if completed, values eOne at $5.3 billion.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 1 to 7, 2019

Netflix’s Stranger Things stays strong at #1, while Toronto-shot series The Boys and Titans come in at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Bron Studios to remake French hit Call My Agent!

Bron picked up the English-language rights with the U.K.’s Headline Pictures and has tapped John Morton to adapt it for a series set in London.

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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Corus asks CRTC for more flexibility in Canadian production spending

Corus has asked for the flexibility to spend 10% less on CPE in the upcoming fiscal year and then make up the difference before the end of its current broadcasting licence term in 2022.

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In brief: Sinking Ship launches Endlings non-profit campaign

Plus: imagineNATIVE names the finalists of its annual webseries competition with APTN and a Canadian copro will open the Reel Asian film festival.

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The race is on as Antigone vies for Oscar gold

Associate producer Isabelle Couture shares details about the Oscar campaign and how the modern adaptation’s timely subject matter could sway voters.

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Netflix acquires ‘The Body Remembers’ for the U.S.

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing handles international sales on the Canada/Norway copro from Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

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Against The Wild trilogy feature goes to camera in Northern Ontario

Northern Banner will handle domestic distribution on The Journey Home, the latest installment in filmmaker Richard Boddington’s popular franchise.

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CTV, Netflix say ‘I do’ with Jessica Mulroney

The celebrity stylist will lead a new unscripted series, titled I Do, Redo, to help couples get a do-over on their wedding day disasters.

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Boat Rocker taps new SVP of global kids sales

Former VP of global sales Gia DeLaney will lead worldwide distribution for the company’s kids & family shows.

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TVA Films heads back in time with new sci-fi feature

Timescape, directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas and produced by Fullum Films, will wrap production in Montreal later this week.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 23 to 29, 2019

As the fall TV season gets underway, The Good Doctor leads the list followed by New Amsterdam and Survivor.

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LaRue heads to Prince Edward County for more Amazing Gayl Pile

The fifth season of the CBC Gem original, created by Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, is slated to launch in spring of 2020.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux stays inside the top 10 for a third week, while Downton Abbey tops the list ahead of Abominable.