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2014 Unions and Guilds Report: ACTRA


Part 4: ACTRA national executive director Stephen Waddell on increasing opportunities for Canadian performers, and Canadian programming in the digital age.

2014 Unions and Guilds report: CMPA


Part 3: Canadian Media Production Association president and CEO Michael Hennessy on how seismic changes in the TV industry are shaping the CMPA’s mandate.

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs June 9, 2014 to June 15, 2014


Rookie Blue boasts another strong week at #5 on the TV chart, with The Listener, Just for Laughs Gags and Motive all landing in the top 30.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 13, 2014 to June 19, 2014


Le petite reine leads the box office in its first week in theatres, knocking The Grand Seduction down to the #2 spot.

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.

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NFB75Anniversary - Sarah Polley (filmmaker) with her Stories We Tell producer Anita Lee (NFB Ontario executive producer)

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