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Tara Ellis out at CBC

A replacement for the executive director of scripted content at the pubcaster has not been named.

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13% of top-grossing films shot in Canada: report

The country also sits third in total film production spend and managed 68% of the VFX work on those top movies in 2016, according to a study from FilmLA.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 8 to 14, 2017

MasterChef Canada climbs three spots to #14, with Big Brother Canada at #24.

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In Brief: Canada to be highlighted at EFM

WIDC launches directory of women directors across the country, plus more news.

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A closer look at CBC’s dramatic slate

Why the pubcaster went dark for its fall schedule, what competition shows will face and how it’s changing the narrative for Sundays.

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Inside Blue Ant’s Racat Group purchase

Raja Khanna on how the Toronto media co aims to be more of a global content player.

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Upfronts ’17: CBC gets dramatic

New originals on the pubcaster’s fall/winter lineup include Burden of Proof from ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision and Allan Hawco-starring Caught.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films May 12 to 18, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 takes the #1 spot, followed by Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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Ranger Rob gets season two greenlight

A new line of consumer products is being prepped to accompany the 14-episode second season.

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Minds Eye lines up next thriller

Cameras begin rolling this weekend on thriller Distorted, starring John Cusack and Christina Ricci.

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Blue Ant acquires Racat Group, signals further Asia growth

The deal sees the Toronto-based media co take ownership of five prodcos and TV networks, including Singapore-based Beach House Pictures.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 12 to 18, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 lands at #3, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #1 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword at #2.

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eOne full-year revenues up 35%

The increase was driven by strong performances from its TV and family divisions, with the global studio also seeing improved results on the film side.

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Performance capture studio opens in Vancouver

Vancouver Film School has partnered with Mimic Performance Capture on the $1.5 million studio, which will be available to both students and businesses.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.5M across 18 docs

Sharkwater: Extinction, the follow up to the late Rob Stewart’s 2006 documentary, was among the projects to receive funding.