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Discovery preps Alberta flood doc

Produced by Montreal’s Pixcom Productions, the doc marks the fifth anniversary of the natural disaster.

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The Movie Network nabs LaLonde’s James Vs His Future Self

The film’s global sales agent AMP International also inked a raft of pre-sales in territories including China and Greece.

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John Tory unveils xoTO Schools initiative

The partnership between the City and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) gives access to 11 filming locations across the city.

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Cameras roll on Incendo’s Mad Mom

The Montreal prodco’s latest MOW is directed by Jean-Francois Rivard.

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Sebastien Pilote feature to premiere in competition at Karlovy Vary

La disparition des lucioles, the third feature from the Quebec director, lines up against 11 other projects in the festival’s main competition program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 18 to 24, 2018

La Bolduc leads the list, followed by Indian Horse at #2 and La Terre Vue Du Coeur at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 18 to 24, 2018

Vancouver-shot Deadpool 2 takes the top spot, followed by Avengers: Infinity War at #2 and Book Club at #3.

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B.C. producer Arvi Liimatainen dies at 68

During a career that spanned four decades, Liimatainen worked on Canadian films and TV series including CBC dramas Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence.

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Deals: Bravo, Raven Banner, Blue Ant Media

Canadian writer/director Larysa Kondracki serves as showrunner on the Australian drama Picnic At Hanging Rock, which debuts on Bravo next month, plus more.

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Netflix backs National School of Humour screenwriting program

The new initiative is part of the $25 million development fund that Netflix pledged to invest in Canadian creators and talent.

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In brief: United We Fan to make U.S. debut at AFI Docs

Plus: Inside Out introduces its inaugural Innovation Award, Canadian projects head to the New York Television Festival and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 11 to 17, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War takes the top spot, followed by Life of the Party coming in at #2 and I Feel Pretty landing at #3.