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David Cronenberg to receive Venice lifetime achievement award

The 27th Venice International Film Festival will pay tribute to the Scanners and A Dangerous Method director.

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Cameras roll on Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show

Created by Loretta Todd, the second season of the adventure science series will shoot in Iceland, Alberta and Vancouver.

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Netflix to develop training program with Quebec’s INIS

The new apprenticeship program is the streamer’s first agreement as part of its commitment to support industry development in Quebec.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand April 10 to 16, 2018

Trailer Park Boys snags the top spot, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery landing at #3.

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Trade mission debrief: coproducing with China

Producers returning from Canadian Heritage’s recent mission touted the vast opportunities for collaboration, but highlighted the urgent need for a TV copro treaty.

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What are Canada’s couch potatoes watching?

OTT revenues increased by 29% in 2017, according to a new study by Convergence Research, and are expected to continue climbing.

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In Brief: CRTC unveils Women in Production event

Plus: Felix & Paul nabs $350,000 in funding, ACTRA Montreal celebrates its 75th anniversary and Rogue Bridal gets a premiere date on Blue Ant’s Makeful.

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Melissa Taylor joins CBC business and rights team

The former eOne exec will lead contracting for the pubcaster’s acquisitions.

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Canadian Cinema Editors unveil 2018 nominees

Editors behind Unarmed Verses (pictured), Cardinal, Kim’s Convenience and 22 Chaser are among those in the running for prizes.

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Nose to Tail shoots in Toronto

The feature, which stars Hannibal‘s Aaron Abrams, is produced by Toronto-based Motion Offense Pictures, in association with Monolith Pictures.

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Global sets Private Eyes return date

Production is underway on season three, while part two of the detective drama’s second season is slated to kick off Global’s summer schedule.

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CRTC sets date for public hearing on multi-ethnic TV

The commission will look at eight proposals for channels that could potentially replace Rogers’ OMNI Regional.

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CBC cancels The Goods

The talk show will not return for a third season, the pubcaster has confirmed.

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Industry orgs commit to harassment-free creative workplaces

SODEC, CMF, Telefilm, and the OMDC are among the organizations supporting new guiding principles intended to improve workplace safety.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 2 to 8, 2018

The Big Bang Theory takes the #1 spot, while MasterChef Canada is at #21 and Big Brother Canada lands at #20, #24 and #25.