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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 13, 2014 to June 19, 2014


La petite reine hits #10 overall at the Canadian box office this week, with 22 Jump Street taking the #1 spot.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 2, 2014 to June 8, 2014


Lone Survivor makes it to the top of the DVD list this week, with RoboCop taking the #2 spot.

Bell Media to lay off up to 120 from Toronto TV division


The mediaco is attributing the cuts to financial pressures resulting from a challenging ad and subscription market.

2014 Unions & Guilds Report: WGC


Part one: Writers Guild of Canada exec director Maureen Parker on risk-averse broadcasters, collective bargaining and bringing creativity to the fore.

Photo Gallery: Grand opening of CFC Northern Dancer Pavilion

It rained cats and dogs, but that didn’t stop racehorse Ada Storm from coming out to honour the naming of the CFC’s new venue after her great-great grandparent Northern Dancer.

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs June 2, 2014 to June 8, 2014


Rookie Blue makes it to #4 in TV this week, with The Listener and Motive also landing in the top 30.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 6, 2014 to June 12, 2014


The Grand Seduction continues to hold the top spot, while WolfCop comes in at #2.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs May 26, 2014 to June 1, 2014


Pompeii takes the #2 spot on this week’s DVD chart, while Monuments Men comes in at #1.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 6, 2014 to June 12, 2014


The Grand Seduction hits #9 overall in this week’s box office rankings, while The Fault in Our Stars takes the top spot.

Hank Zipzer gets second season on CBBC


After a successful run earlier this year, CBBC announced a second season of Kindle Entertainment, DHX Media and Walker Production’s Hank Zipzer will air in late 2015.

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NFB75Anniversary - (Left to right) Kat Cizek (Filmmaker in residence, director of the NFB’s Highrise), Jerome Zwicker (former NFB board member), Michelle van Beusekom (‎Assistant director general, English program), Anita Lee (NFB Ontario executive producer), Luisa Frate (NFB director general - CFO, COO, CTO), Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley, Anne-Marie Applin (former NFB board member), Claude Joli-Coeur (NFB Acting government film commissioner and chairperson), Deborah Drisdell (NFB director general, accessibility and digital enterprises), Kristine Collins (NFB director, education and institutional markets), Jérome Dufour (NFB director general of marketing and communications)

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