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Playback’s 2019 Indie List: survey online now

We want to hear how you allocated your spend in the 2018 calendar year. CLICK HERE to access the Indie List survey directly.

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Apple to launch SVOD service in fall 2019

Apple TV+ will launch with a slate of original programming, including the Media Res-produced series The Morning Show.

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Corus sells majority stake in Telelatino Network

The network’s minority shareholders have partnered with Telelatino president Aldo Di Felice (pictured) to acquire Corus’ 50.5% stake in the company.

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Bron bolsters TV team

Pippa Lambert has been hired as EVP, domestic television, while David Davoli (pictured) has been upped to VP, international television.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 15 to 21, 2019

Captain Marvel takes the top spot, followed by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Five Feet Apart.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 15 to 21, 2019

Philippe Lesage’s Genese comes in at #1, followed by Avant qu’on explose at #2 and Derive at #3.

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DATSIT Sphere merges with Oasis Animation, Quiet Motion

The company is expanding into animation for the first time through the Oasis deal, while the addition of Quiet Motion expands its focus on docs and unscripted.

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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.