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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 8 to 14, 2017

It takes the #1 spot, with Home Again at #2 and The Hitman’s Bodyguard at #3.

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Photo gallery: Whites’ 2017 TIFF reception

In addition to enjoying drinks and apps, guests were on hand for the reveal of the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship recipient.

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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Joel Thomas Hynes

The actor/writer/producer who is set to debut Little Dog on CBC this winter, has won high praise from the likes of Tassie Cameron and Sally Catto.

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Photo gallery: CFC annual BBQ fundraiser 2017

The industry emerged from the dark theatres of TIFF to enjoy some sunshine and good food at Windfield Estates.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 5 to 11, 2017

Narcos tops the chart for a second week, with The Handmaid’s Tale at #6 and Castlevania at #9.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, 2017

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Still Standing at #17.

Akash Sherman

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Akash Sherman

At just 22, the writer/director and VFX whiz kid has caught the eye of Ari Lantos and others with his filmmaking vision and technical expertise.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 1 to 7, 2017

The Nut Job 2 tops the chart yet again, with De Pere En Flic 2 at #2 and Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 1 to 7, 2017

The Nut Job 2 is at #9, with The Hitman’s Bodyguard at #1 and Annabelle: Creation at # 2.

Jason Filiatraut

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Jason Filiatrault

The Calgary screenwriter who is grabbing the industry’s attention tackles everything from (super) awkward romances to lonely robots to wish-granting unicorns.

Molly McGlynn

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Molly McGlynn

Deepa Mehta loves her. Lena Dunham praises her. And with her first feature Mary Goes Round just debuting at TIFF, the Toronto director is one to keep an eye on.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 21 to 27, 2017

Amazing Race Canada is at #2, with America’s Got Talent in the top spot.