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Corus returns to growth in 2019

A resurgence in TV ad spend propelled yearly revenues to $1.69 billion, while Doug Murphy also discussed the evolution of its specialty portfolio and its direct-to-consumer offering StackTV.

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POV, City of T.O. unveil Production Assistant Training Program

The five-week training and job placement program aims to increase diversity in Toronto’s screen industry through supporting under-represented groups.

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In brief: Eagle Vision project up for Shorty Award prizes

Plus: Whistler unveils its Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship and Power Pitch finalists, while Rogers makes a request to the CRTC to bring a new channel to Canada.

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U.S. production on the rise in B.C. after two-year drop: report

Toronto numbers in 2018/19 remain steady in the meantime, while the majority of new productions in Canada came from digital platforms, according to a new study from FilmLA.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2019

The Good Doctor comes in at #1, followed by 9-1-1 at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries cracks the top 30.

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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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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.