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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 6 to 12, 2017

MasterChef Canada made the list once again this week, with Saving Hope also gaining a spot.

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Boat Rocker, Industrial Brothers team with Fisher-Price

The Toronto producers have inked a master toy deal with the U.S.-based company for their new original series Kingdom Force.

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Sundance Now SVOD comes to Canada

The indie and art-house focused streamer has launched with a Canadian collection curated by Bruce McDonald.

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The Amazing Gayl Pile wins the SVOD pitch game

From Playback magazine: How LaRue Entertainment built an audience for its oddball comedy before bringing NBCUniversal and CBC into the mix.

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Heartland renewed at CBC

The Alberta-shot drama will surpass 190 episodes during its eleventh season, which goes to camera in May.

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Anne debut pulls in 815K for CBC

The eight-part series is produced by Northwood Entertainment and will be released on Netflix globally later this year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 10 to 16, 2017

Ballerina is in the top spot, with Ca sent la coupe at #2 and Bitter Harvest at #3.

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Corus greenlights The Baker Sisters

The food travelogue show will be shopped at MIPTV this April along with new originals Backyard Builds and Save My Reno.

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Just For Laughs launches digital scripted series

Explaining to an Alien, an eight-part original web series, is the inaugural project produced through JFL’s new digital brand.

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Canada, Denmark launch digi media incentive

The $300,000 codevelopment fund is aimed at digital projects that experiment with formats and platforms.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 10 to 16, 2017

Ballerina is at #5, with Kong: Skull Island at #1, Logan at #2 and Get Out at #3.

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Sharon Stevens joins Hollywood Suite

The former senior director of multiplatform content at Blue Ant joins the company as director of programming.

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Legion, Lucifer leave Vancouver for California

In the short term, the shift in production will cost the B.C. city approximately 400 crew jobs.

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Digging into Northern Ontario’s production boom

Financial incentives and a growing crew base helped drive a record 51 projects in the region last year.

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Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part Two

Execs from leading media companies talk about audience engagement, defining digital success and where to find revenue.