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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 14 to 20, 2017

C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier is at #1, with Maudie at #2 and Ballerina at #3.

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Mark Musselman departs Serendipity Point

The exec producer reflects on 18 years with the Toronto prodco, the challenges of making Canadian films and gives his outlook for the industry.

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How to Buy a Baby filming in T.O.

The IPF-backed web series about infertility is written by Wendy Litner and produced by Lauren Corber’s LoCo Motion Pictures.

Hot Sheet

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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Radical Sheep adds development and production exec

Shaleen Sangha joins the kids and family division of Boat Rocker Studios from DHX Media.

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Mohawk Girls renewed for a final season

The half-hour Rezolution Pictures comedy will conclude with a six-episode fifth season.

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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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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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Incendo’s Separated at Birth gets underway

The MOW is one of five that the Montreal prodco plans to produce in 2017.

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History lights up Bud Dynasty

Cameras started rolling on the Canadian original marijuana docuseries at, what else, a 4/20 event in Vancouver.

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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.