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marblemedia taps Donna MacNeil for VP role

MacNeil will head up the company’s marketing and strategic development in the newly created role.

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Cineplex partners with Barco Escape on panoramic screens

As earlier revealed, Minds Eye Entertainment, U.S.-based Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide are together producing a slate of films specifically for Barco Escape.

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OTTs should pay up: report

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates how much governments could collect from OTTs like Netflix.

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TIFF gets short with Instagram for 2016 fest

The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival is the first time the photo-sharing platform has partnered with a global film festival.

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Canadian animated features to compete at OIAF

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced the films competing for its grand prize. (Window Horses pictured.)

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Whites launches Specialty Equipment division

The equipment supplier’s new department, which combines two existing divisions of the company, will be headed up by Kerry Leger and Barrie Wells.

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Suzan Ayscough to join OMDC

Ayscough is departing the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television after five years as its director of communications.

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Rene Bourdages to join the National Film Board

Bourdages (pictured) will oversee the English and French-language programs at the National Film Board’s interactive studios in Vancouver and Montreal.

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Telus exec joins NSI board of directors

Kim Guise, director of local and original programming at Telus, has joined the National Screen Institute’s board of directors.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 24 to June 30, 2016

I Am the Blues takes the top spot for the week of June 24 to 30, followed by Into the Forest at #2 and League of Exotic Dancers at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 24 to June 30, 2016

Finding Dory is at #1 for the week of June 24 to 30, with Independence Day: Resurgence at #2 and Central Intelligence at #3.

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How Brexit could impact the Canadian copro scene

Following the U.K.’s decision to leave the E.U., the fallout could impact how Canada coproduces with European member countries.