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Calgary: Production-friendly locale goes above and beyond

In the last 15 years, Calgary has produced projects with more Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe wins than any other jurisdiction in the country.

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Blue Ant Media sends Makeful HD to Singapore’s StarHub TV

Makeful will be the fourth international channel from the Blue Ant slate carried by StarHub TV.

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Filming in Canada: It’s all about the location

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 21 to 27, 2018

Castle Rock takes the top spot, followed by Toronto-shot series like The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery coming in at #4 and #6, respectively.

You Are Here: A Come From Away Story

In brief: CBC preps White Pine arts docuseries

Moze Mossanen’s You Are Here: A Come From Away Story and V71′s Street Spirits also set debut dates, plus more.

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Updated: CRTC releases GLR decisions

Programs of national interest (PNI) expenditure for English-language broadcast groups will now be based on historical spend, up from 5% of revenues.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug.13 to 19, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada leads the list, while America’s Got Talent comes in at #4 and Big Brother lands at #2, #3 and #5.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 17 to 23, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians takes the top spot, followed by The Meg at #2 and Mission Impossible: Fallout at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 17 to 23, 2018

1991 leads the list, followed by La Chute De L’Empire Americain at #2 and Dans La Brume at #3.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Class of 2018

Meet the ambitious filmmakers and execs changing the Canadian film and TV landscape.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 14 to 20, 2018

Orange Is The New Black comes in at #1, followed by Castle Rock at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #6.