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Photo gallery: CFC in L.A.

See who came out to honour Amy and Tassie Cameron, recipients of this year’s Award for Creative Excellence, at the CFC’s annual L.A. party.

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The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova wins best feature at CFF

Filmmaker Zack Bernbaum also won the best director prize as Canadian Film Fest wrapped its 2019 edition.

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Media Ranch to represent DR Denmark’s formats catalogue

The deal comes less than a month after Media Ranch opened its first Scandinavian office in Copenhagen.

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Brendan Steacy wins big at the 2019 CSC awards

Steacy walked away with the gala’s theatrical feature award for Stockholm, while Nicholas de Pencier picked up best doc cinematography for Anthropocene.

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Scythia Films, Viggo Mortensen start Falling

The directorial debut from recent Oscar nominee Mortensen is currently shooting in Toronto, with Canadian actors Hannah Gross and Terry Chen joining the international cast.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Inferno Pictures, Super Channel

Super Channel acquires Hulu’s Fyre Fraud doc, 9 Story inks a deal with Vancouver’s Slap Happy Cartoons, and more.

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Demand for Canadian TV higher in the U.S. than at home: report

The study from Parrot Analytics, which scrapes the web for “demand expressions,” showed that Canadian TV also had the highest average “travelability.”

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SODEC backs films from Colonelle Films, Unite Centrale

Projects directed by Louis-Seize-Plouffe and Martin Amiot will receive production support through the funder’s Young Creator Assistance Program.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 12 to 18, 2019

Toronto-shot series came out on top for this week with The Umbrella Academy landing at #1, Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Aaron Campbell named chair of Ontario Creates board

Campbell, who previously held the role of director, film office and production at TIFF, succeeds outgoing chair Mark Sakamoto.

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Diana Sanchez named senior director, film at TIFF

The international programmer will be responsible for the festival’s programming strategy, Cinematheque, Film Circuit and more.

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City of Toronto taps Marguerite Pigott as film commissioner

The CMPA’s VP of outreach and strategic initiatives will assume the position of film commissioner and director of entertainment industries on April 8.

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Sinking Ship earns 15 Daytime Emmy noms

Dino Dana, Odd Squad and Odd Squad: World Turned Odd will compete against one another in three different categories.

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In brief: Intervention Canada set for T+E debut

Plus: Digital copros in Denmark and New Zealand land CMF funding, Jessi Cruickshank to host and produce new Facebook Watch series, and more.