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Molly Parker to receive ACTRA Award of Excellence

The veteran actress, who made her directorial debut this year with Bird, will be recognized at an event in January.

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Manitoba film and TV industry posts best year in a decade

With its healthy tax credit and a maturing local industry, the province saw $139 million in production volume and 67 productions in 2016/17.

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Nelvana greenlights D.N.Ace

The original animated series, created by Matt Wexler, mixes fact with science fiction and is headed to Teletoon in Canada.

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iThentic partners with Funny or Die

The Toronto digital content studio has rebranded its distribution platform as iFestivus and launched a new comedy-focused channel on the U.S. platform.

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Half of Canadians have seen a domestic film in the past year

A new Telefilm study found love of local cinema is trending upwards, but domestic film festivals are struggling for consumer awareness.

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DHX Media revenues up following Peanuts acquisition

The company did not provide an update on the status of its strategic review in its Q1 2018 report.

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Blue Ant adds to kids, global networks division

Beatrice Lee will lead the Toronto-based company’s Asia-Pacific charge, tasked with expanding its Love Nature, ZooMoo and Blue Ant Extreme channels in the region.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok is at #1, followed by A Bad Moms Christmas at #2 and Jigsaw at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 3 to 9, 2017

Pieds nus dans l’aube is at #1, with Les Affames at #2 and La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes at #3.

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Canadian animated films vie for Oscar noms

The Breadwinner and Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming are among 26 titles submitted in the animated feature film category.

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Syndicado launches European film sales division

The Toronto-based digital distributor has also unveiled its slate of doc projects heading to IDFA in Amsterdam.

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How to Buy a Baby on CBC

Wendy Litner and Lauren Corber tackle infertility in a new digital original comedy.

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Beachwood Canyon-penned comedy set to premiere on Italian network

Written by Frank van Keeken’s prodco, the first season of the Italian-language, Rome-shot series New School will bow in December.

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Kew stays on track with Q3 financials

The media conglomerate credits Baroness von Sketch and Hockey Wives, among other series, with helping it reach quarterly revenues of $43.3 million.

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Deals: Thunderbird, Mongrel, Starfield, Super Channel

Thunderbird inks a U.S. theatrical deal with Dark Star Pictures for the Thomas Middleditch-starring comedy feature Entanglement, plus more deals.