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Parade Media, Omnifilm ink content pact

Through the deal, Parade Media will distribute factual programs like Jade Fever (pictured) and Wild Bear Rescue in Latin America.

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Seven Canadian titles set for Frontieres at Fantasia

Projects from Colonelle Films, Pat Mills (Don’t Talk to Irene) and Jeremy Lutter (The Hollow Child) are among some of the copro market’s official selections.

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Telefilm, Talent Fund lift lid on 2019/20 Talent to Watch

This year’s program will support a total of 31 English- and French- language projects, made up of 28 feature films and three web formats.

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In Brief: Groupe Juste pour rire adds to exec team

Plus, Not Your Panda wins Best Canadian Film at Breakthroughs, in addition to nabbing a distributors attention, while a former Disney exec joins eOne.

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5 to Watch reminder

The deadline to submit your Playback 5 to Watch nominee survey is June 19. Click here to access the survey directly. (Free to view)

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Netflix commits funds for the next generation of Indigenous creators

The streamer announced three new partnerships with imagineNATIVE, the Indigenous Screen Office and Wapikoni Mobile at the Banff World Media Festival.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 31 to June 6, 2019

Aladdin comes in at #1, followed by Godzilla: King of Monsters at #2 and Rocketman at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 31 to June 6, 2019

The Grizzlies leads the list, while Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up comes in at #2 and La Chute De L’Empire Americain lands at #3.

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Banff ’19: Is there room for small players in an industry of giants?

The festival opened its 40th year with a debate on whether the market is open to competitors or if recent U.S. consolidation has created companies too big to fail.

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Banff ’19: Quibi set for April 2020 launch in North America

As Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform builds out a critical mass of content, there may be opportunities for Canadian content creators and producers.

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Bron Creative signs $100M co-financing deal with MGM

Projects under the new deal include Legally Blonde 3, The Thomas Crown Affair and Respect starring Jennifer Hudson.

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Deals: Blue Ice, New Metric, Trio Orange, Blue Ant

Canadian series Vagrant Queen and Letterkenny ink new U.S. deals, Blue Ant picks up Shadow of Dumont, and more.