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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2014

FILMTV

Amazing Spider-Man 2 is number one on the DVD charts for the week.



Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, 2014

FILM

Atom Egoyan’s The Captive reaches #6 at the overall box office, with a $600K opening week.



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, 2014

FILM

The Captive opens in Canada to a $600K week across 132 theatres; The F Word tops $1M at number two in week three.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, 2014

TV

Amazing Race Canada is number one for the first week of September with 2.86 million viewers.



Corus to CRTC: more choice will ‘paralyze’ consumers

TV

Corus took a largely anti-regulatory stance on Wednesday, arguing the broadcast system is working fine as-is. (Corus CEO and president John Cassaday pictured.)



Media agency giant GroupM urges CRTC to keep simsub

TV

Stuart Garvie, CCO at GroupM Canada (pictured), focused on the negative impact of removing simultaneous substitution from the Canadian market.



Hot Sheet: Top 20 TV programs Aug. 25, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2014

TV

The Amazing Race Canada is the top TV show yet again this week, with the Emmy Awards broadcast coming in at #2.



Ease regulations or risk failure: Quebecor to CRTC

TV

Quebecor CEO Pierre Dion (pictured) argued for a less-regulated Canadian broadcast system that can more nimbly compete with new foreign players.



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 29, 2014 to Sept. 4, 2014

FILM

The F Word is the top Canadian film at the box office for the second week in a row, with 1987 coming in at #2.



Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 29, 2014 to Sept. 4, 2014

FILM

Guardians of the Galaxy continues to top the box office, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles taking the #2 spot.

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WIFT @ TIFF 2014

WIFT @ TIFF 2014 - Jordan Canning, alumna of the WIFT-T Development Incubator and director of the feature We Were Wolves, featured in the TIFF Discovery series

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