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Fantasia partners with Cannes film market on packaging program

Twelve projects will be featured in the inaugural edition of the horror-focused market, including Casey Walker-directed Some Kind of Madness.

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Deals: CraveTV, Proper, 9 Story, Willson

Bell Media acquires 10-part psychic drama Shut Eye for CraveTV, 9 Story sells more than 200 episodes internationally, plus more deals.

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Column: Will Canada’s new tech talent strategy be a boon to entertainment?

Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio on how Canada’s media industries could benefit from new federal initiatives.

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Juste la Fin du Monde advances in Oscar race

The Xavier Dolan film is one of nine in the running for a Foreign Language Academy Award nomination.

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Check out Playback’s Best of the Year winners

What did it take to make this year’s list? Killer growth strategies, diversification and strong partnerships, for starters.

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Photo gallery: CMPA year-end party

Check out who made it to the association’s holiday gathering to toast 2016.

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Howie Mandel to host 2017 CSAs

The America’s Got Talent judge is the latest Canadian comedian to emcee the annual awards show.

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Zaib Shaikh on managing Toronto’s growth

The city’s film commissioner and director of entertainment industries discusses training up talent, finding space and planning for more production record-breaking years.

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Amazon Prime Video launches globally

The SVOD service is now available in Canada and more than 200 countries around the world.

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In brief: Canadians at Slamdance; Prasuhn joins CMU

Daniel Warth’s Dim the Fluorescents (pictured) will screen in competition at the Utah festival, the former VP and GM of Gusto TV finds a new gig, plus more news from the week.

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Bristow Global Media adds advisory board

With BGM in post-production on Canada: The Story of Us and Hockey Wives season three, Julie Bristow talks about plans for 2017 and beyond.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 2 to 8, 2016

Le gout d’un pays tops the chart, with 1:54 at #2 and The Other Half at #3.