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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 14 to 20, 2017

In its first week at the box office De Pere en flic 2 lands in top spot, followed by Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 at #2 and Un sac de billes at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 14 to 20, 2017

Canadian feature De pere en flic 2 lands in fourth place, while Spiderman: Homecoming leads the pack.

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TIFF ’17: Long Time Running gets gala treatment

The only other Canadian project announced today is the Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg copro The Breadwinner, which will world premiere in the special presentations section.

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Telefilm finances four French flicks

As the funder continues its push toward a gender-balanced slate, two of the films are produced, directed and written by women.

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Buck’s celeb series get premiere dates

From Tupac to Marilyn to Madonna, two new factual series delving into the deaths and stalkings of famous faces are set to premiere on Reelz in November.

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KCP Loft eyes more screen-to-page adaptations

The Corus-owned publisher acquired the rights to the life story of Carley Allison, which Mythic Productions adapted for the screen in the feature film Kiss and Cry.

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Wynonna Earp renewed at Space

U.S. net Syfy has also signed on for a third season of the Seven24 Films-produced supernatural western.

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Unstable Ground, Federgreen Entertainment pact on Lifechanger

Raven Banner and Texas-based Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute the horror in Canada and the U.S. respectively, with production scheduled to begin in October.

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Vice Canada cuts jobs

A $450 million investment has led the global company to divert its resources towards scripted programming, resulting in around 10 layoffs in Canada.

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More Lili & Lola for Big Bad Boo

The Vancouver prodco is bringing its English/Farsi miniseries back for a second season on its bilingual VOD platform Oznoz.

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CRTC denies Bell Fund’s request to increase 10% cap on digi projects

The funder argues the cap diminishes its financial support of convergent digital media content by almost $13 million annually.

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Deals: Encore TV, Super Channel, DHX

New Media Vision acquires the format rights to Encore Television’s Les Beaux Malaises, plus more deals.

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Cameras roll on Second Opinion

The Incendo-produced TV movie is directed by Caroline Lebreche.

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Corus announces return of Big Brother Canada

The series, produced by Toronto’s Insight Productions, will return to Global during the 2018 broadcast season.

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Keslow Camera acquires Clairmont Camera

The deal marks the L.A.-based film equipment company’s expansion into Canada.