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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 14, 2014 to March 20, 2014


Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy takes the #8 spot overall at the Canadian box office, while Pompeii sits at #9.

Electric Entertainment hires Nolan Pielak for Canada


The former Joker Films exec will expand production and business opportunities for the U.S. indie north of the border, based in Vancouver.

Industry pact brings first-run films to First Nation reserves


Bandwidth Digital Releasing, with Adam Beach (pictured), has launched a new film exhibition series that uses profits from premium screenings to subsidize aboriginal filmmaking.

Toronto Academy launches film and TV production diploma


The intensive production course aims to get graduating students in on the ground floor of a bustling Canadian film and TV sector.

Yukon invests $10K in NSI doc course


The investment will support the NSI’s Aboriginal Documentary training course. (Filmmakers Jennifer Bowen-Allen, Chantal Rondeau pictured)

Distribution: eOne at MIP, Remstar, D360, Halfire


Distribution360 picks up 150 new episodes of programming including Tessa & Scott (pictured), while eOne announces its slates for MIPDOC and MIPTV.

BravoFACT names 10 short film grantees


The Bell Media-backed Canadian funding body has named 10 narrative shorts that will receive grants amounting to $371,000.

Anick Poirier heads new indie sales arm Seville Int’l


The boutique division at Entertainment One comes as Harold van Lier continues to refocus eOne Films International. (Anick Poirier pictured)

Telefilm Canada names five to win New Voices Awards


The winning emerging screenwriters will attend the Toronto Screenwriting Conference in Toronto next month, and lunch with key industry execs.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs March 3 to March 9, 2014


Lionsgate’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the top spot, with Gravity sliding it at #2.

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