Film

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Maudie, Two Lovers and a Bear, ARQ up for WGC awards

On the TV side, the scribes behind Degrassi, Letterkenny, Kim’s Convenience and Odd Squad were among those nominated for Writers Guild awards.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Feb. 17 to 23, 2017

L’erotisme et le vieil age takes the #1 spot, with Below Her Mouth at #2 and Nelly at #3.

Dim the Fluorescents

Dim the Fluorescents gets Canadian distribution

The Slamdance winner, directed by Daniel Warth, was produced by Toronto’s Clumsy Ophelia Productions.

Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland 2016

Production spend in T.O. hit record $2B in 2016

Foreign investment in major productions was a key driver, with animation/VFX also seeing significant growth.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Feb. 17 to 23, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie is at #1, followed by Fifty Shades Darker at #2 and John Wick: Chapter 2 at #3.

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CBC boards NSI’s New Indigenous Voices program

Continuing its investment in underrepresented Canadian creators, the national broadcaster will serve as the course’s lead sponsor on a three-year commitment.

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Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away

The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.

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Canadians take home Oscar gold

Ontario’s Alan Barillaro took home the award for best animated short, beating two other Canucks in the category.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Feb. 6 to 12, 2017

Trolls tops the chart, followed by Jack Reacher: Never Go Back at #2 and Pinocchio at #3.

The Evil In Us

Deals: Raven Banner, MK2, UFE, pUNK Films

Raven Banner sells Jason William Lee’s The Evil In Us to seven territories, including the U.S., MK2 l Mile End acquires Oscar-nominee Tanna, plus more.

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In Brief: RideTV coming to Canada; Dane, Stewart win WGA award

The equestrian-focused channel is set to debut across the country, The Commute writers honoured Stateside, plus more news.

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Quebecor distributes $946K to four projects

CarpeDiem Film & TV’s follow up to its box-office hit La guerre des Tuques 3D is among the projects to receive funding.