Film

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Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble

The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

It's Only The End Of The World

CSAs ’17: Juste la fin du Monde snags nine film nominations

Xavier Dolan’s latest leads the race, with Race, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos close behind.

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Quebecor Content ups Yann Paquet

The long-time VP of acquisitions will handle international development in the expanded role.

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In Brief: TFCA prize to be split; eOne’s new VP, int’l sales

The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film will share the $100,000 award, Danishka Esterhazy to get Sundance honour and more news of the week.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017

Suicide Squad tops the chart, followed by Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Magnificent Seven at #3.

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Deals: DHX, PNP, Farpoint, eOne

DHX Media licenses the 30-episode second season of Teletubbies to Nick Jr. in the U.S., plus more deals of the week.

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Randall Okita to receive inaugural John Dunning Discovery Award

The ACCT has announced the recipients of three Special Awards to be presented at the CSAs on Mar. 12.

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Hello Destroyer wins big with VFCC

Kevan Funk’s debut feature took home five awards from the Vancouver critics’ association.

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TFCA names The Stairs best Canadian feature

Director Hugh Gibson won the $100,000 prize at a gala held Tuesday in Toronto.

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In brief: Joly heads to China, Fight Xchange returns to Super Channel

The Minister of Canadian Heritage is accompanied on the trip by representatives from the NFB and Telefilm, Super Channel gets back in the cage with its MMA docuseries, and more.

Menorca

Rooftop Content to rep Farpoint feature internationally

The Amsterdam sales agent acquired the rights to Menorca, written and directed by John Barnard.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017

Votez Bougon tops the chart, followed by Le Fils de Jean at #2 and Le gout d’un pays at #3.