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Linear wins in Canada, but viewership lags behind U.S.

eMarketer’s annual Global Media Intelligence report indicates that Canadians watch less TV, both on linear and digital, than nearby markets.

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eOne shareholders approve Hasbro deal

More than 99.9% of the votes cast were in favour of the $5.3-billion transaction, which is still subject to a number of other closing conditions.

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Hulu, Sky, ARTE buy White Pine’s new Margaret Atwood doc

Directed by Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont, the documentary about the novelist, poet and environmental activist is set to make its world premiere next month.

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End of an era as Michael Donovan resigns from WildBrain board

Donovan will not be involved in the management or governance of the company for the first time since it was formed in 2006.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 8 to 14, 2019

Stranger Things stays strong at #1, while Letterkenny cracks the top 10 digital original chart.

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Netflix bounces back in Q3, adds 6.8M global subs

Following a slow second quarter in which it posted U.S. subscriber declines for the first time, Netflix rebounded with growth in both the U.S. and international markets.

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Saloon Media teams with Amazon Studios for Ted Bundy doc

The Blue Ant Media-owned prodco will coproduce the docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, set for a 2020 release on Amazon Prime Video.

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HGF expands footprint to Newfoundland & Labrador

Harold Greenberg Fund president John Galway on how the Fund is stretching its dollars further through new partnerships and uncovering untapped filmmaking voices.

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Vortex gives thanks in Hamilton for new rom-com

Production is underway on Learning to Love Again, produced by Vortex Words + Pictures, which follows a woman who fakes a romance during a trip home for Thanksgiving.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 4 to 10, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux leads the list, while Matthias et Maxime and Kuessipan come in at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 4 to 10, 2019

Joker takes the top spot, followed by Downton Abbey at #2 and Abominable at #3.

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Liza Sardi named editor, content director of Playback and BANFF

Sardi, who has held senior editorial roles at the National Post and Globe and Mail, will head up Playback‘s publications and develop the content program for BANFF.

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Shaftesbury’s Hudson & Rex heads to new territories

Germany’s Beta Film GmbH has closed new European deals on the canine-cop procedural starring John Reardon.

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Marie Clements’ Red Snow wins VIFF audience award

Red Snow picked up the popular Canadian feature award, while Charles Wilkinson’s Haida Modern was the audience’s Canadian documentary pick.

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Reel One partners with U.S., France for anthology crime series

The Montreal prodco will co-develop and produce a series based on the writing of Mary Higgins Clark with L.A.’s Element 8 Entertainment and Paris-based La Sabotiere.