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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 14 to 20, 2017

The Fate of the Furious takes the top spot, followed by The Boss Baby at #2 and Beauty and the Beast at #3.

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Who won big at the WGC Awards?

X Company, Letterkenny and Maudie scribes nabbed some hardware at the annual Writers Guild of Canada gala. Check out who else picked up a trophy.

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Production underway on Richard Boddington’s latest

The writer/director is back in South Africa shooting a new family feature, The Great Elephant Adventure, starring Elizabeth Hurley.

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Who nabbed Screen Nova Scotia noms?

Weirdos, Werewolf and Trailer Park Boys will compete at the third-annual award show held in Halifax.

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Massively looks to expand chat-bot program to include indie films

The platform, so far used for franchise features such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Insidious 3, is moving into the independent-film space with Nova Seed.

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NFB short to premiere at Cannes

The Tesla World Light is one of 10 shorts competing in the Critics’ Week sidebar at the festival.

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On the Slate: Aircraft Pictures

With production close to wrapping on two animated features, the company is fine-tuning a cross-border development slate with a view to finding success in evolving markets.

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Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel

More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to New York-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.

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Canada, Luxembourg sign new copro treaty

Looking to boost opportunities, the updated agreement lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.

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Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger

A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.

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CBC partners with int’l broadcasters to launch Panora.tv

Set to launch this fall, the business-facing platform is meant to tap into the 12,000 content buyers unable to attend major industry events.

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Mobile Homes added to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight program

Toronto’s Lithium Studios is one of three producers attached to the France/Canada coproduction.