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Baronesses get to work on season three

The all-female original comedy, produced by Frantic Films, has been a hit online, with a recent sketch racking up seven million views on Facebook.

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Amazon gives Annedroids a global boost

The STEM-themed Sinking Ship series is now available in every Amazon Prime territory internationally.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 4 to 10, 2017

The Amazing Race Canada hits #1 for the week, with other competition series America’s Got Talent and Big Brother following close behind.

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Canadian Heritage announces cultural policy release date

Minister Melanie Joly also announced five part-time appointments to the NFB board of directors.

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CBC programming spend spikes in 2016/2017

The pubcaster also saw ad revenues jump 20.3%, largely thanks to the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to its annual report.

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Indigenous voices rising: Rezolution Pictures

Following the success of Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, the Montreal prodco is looking for international opportunities and to expand its series slate.

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A71 takes Canadian rights to Great Great Great

The second feature from Adam Garnet Jones will have a special theatrical release across 16 cities this October.

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Quebecor Fund distributes $624K across four projects

New works from Denys Arcand and Les 3 P’Tits Cochons 2 producer Christian Larouche are among those to received coin.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 8 to 14, 2017

De Pere En Flic 2 continues to top the chart, with Le Probleme D’Infiltration at #2 and Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 at # 3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 8 to 14, 2017

It takes the #1 spot, with Home Again at #2 and The Hitman’s Bodyguard at #3.

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Indigenous voices on the rise: Eagle Vision

Taken exec producers Lisa Meeches and Kyle Irving talk staying ahead of storytelling trends, using critical acclaim to build opportunities and the work that still needs to be done.

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Raven Banner pacts with 9 Light, Red Motion

The new production entity Hangar 18 Media aims to leverage the companies’ development, production and distribution businesses to create original content.

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Landmark Cinemas sold to Belgium’s Kinepolis Group

Landmark’s 44 Canadian theatres will not be rebranded and its management team will remain in place.

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Set Scouter expands to NYC

The Toronto-based company connects producers with residential owners and aims to make location scouting easier.

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Why diversity matters

Playback‘s fall issue dives into the business cases behind a more diverse entertainment industry and why it matters to the future of Canadian content.