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Nine Canadian films showcased in Shanghai

The Child Remains, Juggernaut and Hollow in the Land all have their world premieres at the festival.

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Blue Ant International adds sales exec

Former WME-IMG exec Alex Maldini joins the distributor as VP of international sales and acquisitions.

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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as it looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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Serendipity Point developing Michael Ondaatje novel

The Toronto prodco has partnered with Film4 and Potboiler Productions to adapt In the Skin of a Lion for the big screen.

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Online video penetration flat: study

The number of Canadians watching online video hasn’t changed since 2015, although those who do watch are watching more.

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HBO Europe acquires first film in Breakthrough’s Anne trilogy

The TV movie is headed to 14 European countries, following broadcast pickups in the U.S. and U.K. and theatrical runs in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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Mohawk Girls rolls on season five

The final season of the Rezolution Pictures-produced series will air on APTN in fall 2017.

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Deals: Quebecor, eOne, Some Spider Studios

Mr. D is the latest series heading to Hulu via eOne’s multi-series licensing deal with the U.S. streamer.

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Eugene Levy joins Playback’s Hall of Fame

The iconic actor and comedian helped put Canadian comedy on the map.

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Food Network Canada cancels You Gotta Eat Here!

The John Catucci-hosted series, which earlier this year won the Canadian Screen Award for best lifestyle series, will not return for a sixth season.

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CMPA launches Diversity Mentorship Program

Alongside a Production Mentorship Program, 15 new and mid-level producers will get a 20-week placement at an independent prodco.

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Government will not impose a ‘tax on the internet’

The feds won’t adopt a recommendation from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for a 5% levy to fund Cancon.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 2 to 8, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 tops the chart for a fourth week, followed by Maudie at #2 and Misericorde at #3.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 2 to 8, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at # 7, with Wonder Woman at #1 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at #2.