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White Pine doc on President Trump to debut on Super Channel

Fred Peabody’s investigative doc The Corporate Coup d’Etat highlights political tensions in Canada, the U.S. and abroad under the Trump administration.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 6 to 12, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Orange Is The New Black at #2 and The Boys at #3.

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CMF invests $22.6M toward docs, TV and digital media projects

The funds will be distributed to 44 projects through the Aboriginal, English POV and Experimental Stream Innovation programs.

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In brief: GLAAD awards Dan Levy for LGBTQ work

Plus: CBC Gem sets a launch date for How to Buy a Baby season two and NBC selects Montreal-born writer/director Kris Lefcoe for its Female Forward initiative.

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FIN Atlantic ’19: A Fire in the Cold Season among world premieres

Additionally, Heather Young’s feature debut Murmur will serve as the Halifax festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation.

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AMC restructures Studios operations, David Madden exits

The U.S. company is merging its Studios operation with its Entertainment Networks group.

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Kew Media revenues climb to $69M in Q2

Kew execs said that, as the level of collaboration increases between its production and distribution companies, proprietary titles are making up a larger portion of revenues.

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AMI-tv’s fall schedule showcases originals in primetime slot

Episodes of Employable Me, Double Tap TV, Eyes for the Job and Our Community will all air in the 8 p.m. timeslot.

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Radio-Canada names Dany Meloul as general manager, television

Meloul will succeed outgoing GM Dominique Chaloult, who will depart the French-language pubcaster on Nov. 1.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 29 to August 4, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, while Private Eyes and The Handmaid’s Tale crack the top 30.

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Parkland Entertainment picks up Shelagh McLeod’s Astronaut

The U.K.-based distributor plans to release the drama theatrically in the U.K. and Ireland next year.

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CBS, Viacom reach merger agreement, reuniting a decade after split

Bob Bakish, Viacom president and CEO, will helm the newly formed company, named ViacomCBS.

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Thunderbird turns facts into fiction as scripted-content drive ramps up

Execs Wendy McKernan and Lindsay Macadam discuss how the company is building out a scripted development slate based on factual IP.

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In Brief: It Must Be Heaven joins TIFF ’19 lineup

Plus, eOne hires a former BBC Worldwide exec for its Latin America sales team and NSI launches NSI New Northern Voices.

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VIFF unveils its 2019 Canadian lineup

Andrew Huculiak’s Ash, Rodrigue Jean’s The Acrobat and the directorial debut of Anthony Shim are among the festival’s world premieres.