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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2018

The Good Doctor comes in at #1, followed by 9-1-1 at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries breaks the top 30.

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Quebec Cinema announces change to voting system for Iris Awards

The organization’s director general Segolene Roederer said the new system was created to give the Quebec film community more stake in the awards.

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Vancouver Web Fest on hiatus for 2019

Founder Suzette Laqua is stepping back to focus on her health in the year ahead, with the festival set to resume in 2020.

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Awards: Schitt’s Creek gets Critics’ Choice nod, UBCP/ACTRA winners

The CBC original is the first Canadian series to score a nomination in the comedy category, while a number of Canadian actors also earned film and TV nods.

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Playback’s 2018 Film Director of the Year: Stella Meghie

The Share Her Journey ambassador has become one of Canada’s top directorial exports, thanks to a TIFF world premiere and an upcoming feature with Universal.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2018

Clara blasts its way to the top slot, while Prosecuting Evil and Papa Est Devenu un Lutin come in at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2018

Ralph Breaks The Internet tops the chart, followed by Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at #2 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at #3.

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Playback’s 2018 TV Director of the Year: Kari Skogland

One of Canada’s most respected directors, Skogland’s career climbed to new heights in 2018 with The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Awards: TFCA Canadian film contenders, ACTRA’s Excellence

Which Canadian films are vying for the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film award and the actor that nabbed ACTRA’s 2018 career honour.

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IndieCan acquires F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story

Sean Patrick Shaul’s documentary on the filmmaker is tentatively set for a limited Canadian theatrical run in 2019.

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Photo Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2018

The event saw the organization honour its 2018 mentorship cohort and the work of industry veterans like Karen-Thorne Stone, Deb Day and Edwina Follows.

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Dance Revolution earns second act

The format developed and produced by Montreal’s Quebecor Content and prodco Fair-Play will return to TVA next year.

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WIFT-T, Hollywood Suite partnership seeks to amplify fundraising, reach

Heather Webb and David Kines discuss the effectiveness of donation-matching, how funds are used and why WIFT-T’s mission matters.

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Production wraps on Amy Jo Johnson’s sophomore feature

Dark comedy Tammy’s Always Dying is produced by JA Productions, Plainspeak Pictures and Prospero Pictures.

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Canada copro The Kindness of Strangers to open Berlin film fest

Produced by Lone Scherfig’s Creative Alliance banner and Toronto’s Strada Films, the drama will have its world premiere in the festival’s international competition.