Film

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Bell Media, PNP, Cineflix Rights

Sinking Ship selects China’s Jolly Group to help it expand in the region, while Bell Media’s TSN and RDS renew their multi-year broadcast deal with UFC.

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In Brief: Anne with an E one of Netflix’s most-binged in 2018

Plus: Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive projects named, Rumble news and what’s next for Canada’s Jean-Marc Vallee.

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Netflix, Quebec Cinema launch mentorship lab

The three-year program marks the third Quebec talent initiative supported by Netflix’s $25 million development fund.

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Denis Cote to compete at Berlin film festival

The Canadian filmmaker returns to the festival for the world premiere of Ghost Town Anthology.

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Production set to wrap on Albert Shin’s Clifton Hill

The thriller is produced by Fraser Ash and Kevin Krikst of Rhombus Media, with Elevation set to distribute in Canada.

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Manitoba hits $210M in production volume

Film commissioner Carole Vivier attributes the increase to a combination of the province’s tax credit, its growing reputation and the relationships being built with U.S.-based studios.

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Quebec Cinema announces change to voting system for Iris Awards

The organization’s director general Segolene Roederer said the new system was created to give the Quebec film community more stake in the awards.

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Awards: Schitt’s Creek gets Critics’ Choice nod, UBCP/ACTRA winners

The CBC original is the first Canadian series to score a nomination in the comedy category, while a number of Canadian actors also earned film and TV nods.

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Playback’s 2018 Film Director of the Year: Stella Meghie

The Share Her Journey ambassador has become one of Canada’s top directorial exports, thanks to a TIFF world premiere and an upcoming feature with Universal.

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CBC shows off its new Gem

The pubcaster has relaunched its OTT offering under a new brand, and announced a deal with Wattpad to mine IP that can be developed for the service.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2018

Clara blasts its way to the top slot, while Prosecuting Evil and Papa Est Devenu un Lutin come in at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2018

Ralph Breaks The Internet tops the chart, followed by Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at #2 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at #3.