Film

Hot Sheet

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.

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Deals: Raven Banner, Rhombus Media, CraveTV

Raven Banner picks up Peter Ricq’s debut feature Dead Shack, Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster lands on Netflix in the U.S., plus more deals.

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CMF, Google partner on Cancon initiative

A new YouTube channel, managed by BBTV, will host classic Canadian film and TV series from as early as 1995.

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In Brief: CTV sets Saving Hope premiere; Angry Inuk awarded

The final season of the medical drama debuts in March, Arnaquq-Baril’s documentary takes a People’s Choice prize, and more news.

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Tricon receives multiple offers to purchase distribution library

The company will appear before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice next week to request additional time in order to complete a sale.

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Revival 629 reveals expansion plans

The Toronto studio is adding a 7,500 square-foot space for the production of music videos, TV commercials and VR.

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Telefilm unveils discoverability initiatives

The cultural agency is partnering with iTunes, VIA Rail and the NFB, among others, to promote Cancon in 2017.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Jan. 13 to 19, 2017

Votez Bougon is in the top spot, with Le Fils de Jean at #2 Nos nuits feront echo at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 13 to 19, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is at #1, followed by La La Land at #2 and Sing at #3.

Report

CMF makes the case for an Indigenous Screen Office

To bolster representation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian media, a new report argues for a dedicated body modelled on the Screen Australia Indigenous office.

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Hot Docs to honour Maya Gallus

For her work challenging female and LGBTQ stereotypes, the filmmaker will be recognized with a “Focus On” retrospective at the 2017 festival.