Film

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CBC to nearly triple Cancon spending in 2017-18

The broadcaster has laid out plans to allocate $92 million annually for the next four years toward the creation of Canadian-made content.

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HGF funds 33 projects through script development program

Robert Budreau’s Stockholm and Keith Behrman’s The Giant Little Ones are among the titles to receive a share of the $440,000.

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Search continues for missing Sharkwater director

Environmental activist Rob Stewart has been missing since Tuesday afternoon.

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Snowtime! to get 4,000-screen Chinese theatrical release

Secured by Stuttgart, Germany-based sales agent Sola Media GmbH, the deal will see the animated feature open in April.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Jan. 20 to 26, 2017

Nelly is at #1, with Votez Bougon at #2 and Gulistan, Land of Roses at #3.

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Nine in 10 women in film, TV report gender-specific career hurdles

Taking lessons from global success stories, a CMPA study offers six steps to help fix the imbalance.

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DDI picks up worldwide rights to Weirdos

The Bruce McDonald-directed film will have its international premiere at the Berlin film festival next month.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 20 to 26, 2017

Rogue One tops the charts, followed by La La Land at #2 and Sing at #3.

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Robert Budreau’s Stockholm set to shoot in Canada, Sweden

Produced by Darius Films, Lumanity Productions and JoBro Productions, Sierra/Affinity will begin shopping the copro at the European Film Market.

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YTV preps Anne of Green Gables sequels

Producer Breakthrough’s licensing program won’t be affected by the bumped up premiere dates.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 9 to 15, 2017

Deepwater Horizon is at #1, followed by The Accountant at #2 and Suicide Squad at #3.

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Canadians win at Slamdance

Daniel Warth’s debut Dim the Fluorescents picked up the Grand Jury Prize for narrative feature.