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5 to Watch reminder

The deadline to submit your Playback 5 to Watch nominee survey is today. Click here to access the survey directly. (Free to view)

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 27 to June 2, 2019

Private Eyes comes in at #7, followed by MasterChef Canada at #9 and Island of Bryan at #14.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 31 to June 6, 2019

Aladdin comes in at #1, followed by Godzilla: King of Monsters at #2 and Rocketman at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 31 to June 6, 2019

The Grizzlies leads the list, while Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up comes in at #2 and La Chute De L’Empire Americain lands at #3.

Diggstown-v4

Modern Canadian showrunner pt. 2: opportunities abound for creators

Showrunners discuss new opportunities created by SVOD players and expanded funding triggers, and how the discussion around diversity is evolving.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 20 to 26, 2019

NCIS takes the #2 spot, while Island of Bryan comes in at #14 and MasterChef Canada lands at #15.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2019 nominations now open

We’re asking you to help us find the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry. (Free to view)

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 24 to 30, 2019

Aladdin comes in at #1, followed by John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum at #2 and Avengers: Endgame at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 24 to 30, 2019

The Grizzlies tops the chart again, while Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind comes in at #2 and Havana, From On High lands at #3.

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The modern Canadian showrunner: navigating a landscape in flux

Part one of Playback magazine’s showrunner feature looks at the increased creative freedom afforded to writers, and why now is an exciting time to build a career in Canada.

Indian Horse

In brief: Indian Horse creates $15.3M in economic output

CBC/Radio-Canada partners with the Canada Council for the Arts on a new initiative, plus Corus will integrate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge into its programming.

STRANGER THINGS

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 21 to 27, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.