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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 5 to 11, 2016

Jungle Book tops the chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, with Now You See Me 2 at #2 and Money Monster at #3.

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Juste la Fin du Monde is Canada’s foreign language Oscar pick

This is Dolan’s third feature chosen to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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CMPA, AQPM committed to Canadian talent: Mastin

The member organizations met Wednesday to discuss issues facing indie producers, including how to further foster Canadian talent, said CMPA president Reynolds Mastin (pictured).

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Deals: eOne, 9 Story, Media Ranch

Netflix acquires the international rights to Designated Survivor (pictured) from eOne, plus more deals of the week.

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The Messenger spreads its wings

Having secured a U.S. Netflix deal and multiple international sales in Europe and Asia, the songbird documentary is now embarking on a Canadian campus tour.

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Photo gallery: #SharetheScreen launch

A selection of photos from the ACTRA Toronto diversity committee event.

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In Brief: VMedia launches ‘skinny’ streaming channel, TUFF awards announced

The Toronto-based company launches its skinny basic package as a live-streaming offering via Roku, the Toronto Urban Film Festival awards short filmmakers, plus more news.

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The indie animated features battleground

From Playback magazine: Three Canadian indies that have, or are about to, take the leap into animated family features discuss their strategies. (The Nut Job 2 pictured.)

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TIFF ’16: Buyers increasingly cautious

While the market picked up toward the end of the fest, TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling says distributors are approaching markets more conservatively.

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Federgreen launches Indiecan20K challenge

The winning filmmakers will be mentored by Warren P. Sonoda and Avi Federgreen.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 9 to 15, 2016

Nitro Rush tops the chart for the week of Sept. 9 to 15, with 9 le film at #2 and The New Life of Paul Sneijder at #3

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Cyril Drabinsky

From Playback magazine: The executive who steered Deluxe Entertainment through a wholesale digital transition is plotting his next moves.