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Aaron Campbell named chair of Ontario Creates board

Campbell, who previously held the role of director, film office and production at TIFF, succeeds outgoing chair Mark Sakamoto.

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Diana Sanchez named senior director, film at TIFF

The international programmer will be responsible for the festival’s programming strategy, Cinematheque, Film Circuit and more.

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City of Toronto taps Marguerite Pigott as film commissioner

The CMPA’s VP of outreach and strategic initiatives will assume the position of film commissioner and director of entertainment industries on April 8.

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Sinking Ship earns 15 Daytime Emmy noms

Dino Dana, Odd Squad and Odd Squad: World Turned Odd will compete against one another in three different categories.

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In brief: Intervention Canada set for T+E debut

Plus: Digital copros in Denmark and New Zealand land CMF funding, Jessi Cruickshank to host and produce new Facebook Watch series, and more.

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Sharkwater 3, Anthropocene get Earth Week bows as Crave Originals

Both high-profile documentaries will make their television and streaming premieres this April.

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Industry lawyer John Robinson dies

Robinson was known for his pioneering work in establishing collective agreements between Canadian entertainment industry organizations.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 4 to 10, 2019

Big Brother Canada comes in at #17, #18, and #22, while Murdoch Mysteries and Ransom crack the top 30.

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Bringing Jann into the spotlight

The producers behind Jann share how a one-page pitch on a series revolving around Jann Arden turned into CTV’s newest sitcom.

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Canadians lead 2019 Rockie Awards

This year’s nominees include Farm Crime, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Vice Guide to Film, and more.

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Simon Barry’s Warrior Nun sets up in Spain

This is the first international production for Reality Distortion Field, which is producing the supernatural series for Netflix.

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International: CBS ups stake in Pop TV, HBO distribution head resigns

Plus: Diversity study shines light on need for better representation and hiring practices.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 8 to 14, 2019

Avant qu’on explose takes the top slot, followed by Derive at #2 and Mon ami Walid at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 8 to 14, 2019

Captain Marvel comes in at #1, followed by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at #2 and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part at #3.