DOC Institute Awards 2018

Zoe Dirse, Amar Wala win DOC Institute’s top honours

The veteran cinematographer won the Luminary Award while the In the Making director took home the Vanguard Award.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 19 to 25, 2018

The Good Doctor leads the list, followed by Survivor and New Amsterdam at #3 and #4, respectively.

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eOne to expand Patrick Roy’s remit following Alex Hamilton’s exit

Following the departure of U.K.-based Hamilton in March, Roy will take oversight of eOne’s theatrical distribution business across all territories including North America, Europe and Australia.

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Quebecor Fund distributes $1.9 million across eight projects

Francophone reality series La Voix is among the recipients, along with animated series L’Agent Jean and Tom Sawyer.

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TIFF lifts the curtain on Top Ten

The Fireflies Are Gone and Mouthpiece are among the Canadian features in the new iteration of Canada’s Top Ten.

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Five Canadian shorts headed to Sundance

Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland’s Throat Singing in Kangirsuk and Trevor Anderson’s Docking will world premiere at the Utah-based fest.

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Playback’s 2018 Exec of the Year: Jennifer Twiner McCarron

The CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment had a boffo year, transitioning from CEO of Atomic Cartoons to the leader of its newly public parent company.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 23 to 29, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet is at #1, followed by Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at #2 and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 23 to 29, 2018

A Tous Ceux Qui Ne Me Lisent Pas tops the chart, followed by Ensemble at #2 and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #3.

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Six screenwriters selected for inaugural PSP Scripted Series

Kat Sieniuc and Petie Chalifoux are among the recipients for the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s flagship training initiative.

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Rogers Cable Net Fund backs 13 projects

New TV titles from marblemedia, Bristow Global Media and Rezolution Pictures received a share of the $2.96-million funding round.

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SODEC funds five features in its production assistance program

Among them is an animated feature from micro_scope and Unite Central, and a fictional take on Celine Dion’s life, La vraie vie d’Aline Dieu.

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Deals: CBC, Kew Media Group, Thunderbird

Through a deal with Fremantle, CBC has picked up Red Production Company and AENON’s family drama Butterfly.

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Shelley Thompson wins WIDC’s Feature Film Award

The Nova Scotia filmmaker behind Duck Duck Goose will use the $200,000 prize towards her first feature, Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor.

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Network’s I Am Paul Walker goes to U.S. digital on poignant anniversary

CEO Derik Murray discusses the company’s “I Am” franchise and why it works.