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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.

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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.

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ACCT to honour Christopher Plummer

The veteran actor will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017

Rogue One: Star Wars is at #1, with Sing at #2 and Passengers at #3.

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Binge-watching isn’t just for millennials: study

MTM’s new research finds the act is increasingly popular with those over 50, and Netflix is now outpacing PVR and live TV.

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Metropole Films adds Stephanie Trepanier

The hire comes on the heels of the news that the Quebec distributor’s former principal Charles Tremblay has launched a new company in collaboration with MK2.