Film

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Deals: Seven24, Portfolio, Super Channel

Netflix picks up Wynonna Earp for U.S. and Canada, plus more deals.

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In brief: OUTtv launches SVOD; Vanasse joins Talent Fund team

The LGBTQ-focused OTT platform is now available in Canada, the Cardinal star will serve as the Fund’s ambassador, plus more news.

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CFC’s Comedy Exchange participants head to L.A.

Former Motive showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/director Jeremy Lalonde and producer Emily Alden will all pitch their flicks in California.

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Darius Films takes The Padre to Bogota

The Canada/Ireland copro shoots in the Colombian capital before coming back to Canada for post-production.

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What drives subscribers to SVODs?

While access to movies is still the top draw, a new report finds original content is gaining momentum.

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Sundance Now SVOD comes to Canada

The indie and art-house focused streamer has launched with a Canadian collection curated by Bruce McDonald.

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Lana Slezic’s Bee Nation to open Hot Docs ’17

Other Canadian titles world premiering at the festival include Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman’s A Better Man and Marie Clements’ The Road Forward.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 10 to 16, 2017

Ballerina is in the top spot, with Ca sent la coupe at #2 and Bitter Harvest at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 10 to 16, 2017

Ballerina is at #5, with Kong: Skull Island at #1, Logan at #2 and Get Out at #3.

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Sharon Stevens joins Hollywood Suite

The former senior director of multiplatform content at Blue Ant joins the company as director of programming.

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Digging into Northern Ontario’s production boom

Financial incentives and a growing crew base helped drive a record 51 projects in the region last year.

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Indie List deadline extended

By popular demand, independent producers now have until March 27 to complete the 2017 survey.