Film

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 22 to 28, 2017

Le trip a trois is at #1, followed by Junior Majeur at #2 and The Man Who Invented Christmas at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 22 to 28, 2017

Le trip a trois is at #9, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi at #1 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at #2.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.3M across 19 docs

More than half of the funded projects are produced, directed or written by women, with features from Insight Productions and Parabola Films selected.

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Season’s greetings from Playback

We’re taking a brief hiatus, but will be back with more industry news on Jan. 3, 2018. See you in the New Year!

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In brief: Jocelyn Hamilton joins the Canadian Academy’s board

Plus: CBC adds five to its board of directors and two Canadian projects are added to the Berlinale lineup.

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Top-grossing films of 2017

A pair of French-language sequels were the story of this year’s Canadian box office, while all five of the best-performing international features took in more than $30 million.

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CMPA’s Sandy Dobson dies at 55

The organization’s VP of finance and facilities had been with the CMPA since 2012.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 1 to 7, 2017

Junior Majeur is at #1, followed by The Man Who Invented Christmas at #2 and The Breadwinner at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 1 to 7, 2017

Coco is at #1, followed by Wonder at #2 and Justice League at #3.

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NFB launches interactive gambling documentary

Produced out of its Toronto studio, Thank You for Playing explores the ways in which games of chance can lead to the development of addictive behaviours.

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In Brief: How Pyewacket benefited pocketbooks

Plus: Canada-Israel digi media projects receive development and production coin, Scott White joins CAVCO and more.

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Deals: CraveTV, Riddle Films, TFO

Starz original Counterpart is heading to the Bell Media-owned streamer, plus more deals.