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TIFF by Deluxe

Photo gallery: 2018 TIFF by Deluxe party

This year’s annual TIFF by Deluxe soiree celebrated the creative talent behind the films at this year’s festival.

Handmaids Tale S1

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 4 to 10, 2018

Ozark comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot series The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery at #3 and #6, respectively.

Caitlin Grabham

Photo gallery: 2018 CMPA Indiescreen Awards

The evening saw Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss from The Film Farm and Prowler Film’s Caitlin Grabham honoured for their work.

CFC BBQ2

Photo gallery: CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser 2018

The organization celebrated its 30th anniversary in style and unveiled a new five-year initiative with Netflix.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, 2018

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

Norman Jewison CFC archive - v2

Evolving, adapting, inventing: The CFC at 30

The storied Canadian institution works to balance Norman Jewison’s original vision with a mandate to equip alumni for a globalized, digital media economy.

Catherine Tait

CBC to rebrand, relaunch TV app as Gem, with kids content as a focus

In her first major address to the industry since starting as president and CEO of CBC, Catherine Tait outlined the pubcaster’s vision for its OTT programming future.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2018

Little Italy comes in at #8, while Crazy Rich Asians and Mission Impossible: Fallout claim the #1 and #2 spots, respectively.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2018

Little Italy takes the top spot, followed by Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 at #2 and La Chute De L’Empire Americain lands at #3.

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Photo gallery: CBC Films launch

The pubcaster unveiled its new film brand and toasted TIFF at a luncheon event in Toronto.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 20 to 26, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with the iHeartRadio MMVAs broadcast breaking the top 30 and America’s Got Talent snagging the #2 and #3 slots.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 24 to 30, 2018

Little Italy comes in at #1, followed by Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 at #2 and La Chute De L’Empire Americain at #3.