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D Films placed in receivership

CEO Jim Sherry has resigned and the company’s operations have ended, with select staff being kept on to assist with the receivership process.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films August 9 to 15, 2019

Menteur comes in at #1, followed by Jeune Juliette at #2 and La femme de mon frere at #3.

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Canadian Academy names 2019 participants for directors program

Rama Rau, Melanie Oates and Sonia Bonspille Boileau are among the emerging directors to participate in the program’s third year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films August 9 to 15, 2019

The Lion King tops the chart, followed by Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at #2 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood at #3.

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YouTube drops Dark Cargo as scripted pullback continues

Entertainment One is actively seeking a new home for the drama series, coproduced with Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.

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Girard’s The Song of Names to close San Sebastian

The drama starring Clive Owen and Tim Roth will make its international premiere.

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CMF reports uptick in TV, digital Cancon investment

The funder also saw gains in gender parity as 90% of broadcasters exceeded minimum requirements, but viewership continues to decline.

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NFB ups Teri Snelgrove to producer at Vancouver studio

Snelgrove has served as associate producer with the west coast production unit for seven years, working on documentary and animation projects.

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Ted Stenson’s comedy ‘Events Transpiring’ wraps

The Talent to Watch-supported film is exec produced by Calgary Underground Film Festival’s Brenda Lieberman and Gillian McKercher from Kino Sum Productions.

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Disney+ sets Nov. 12 for Canada launch

The streaming service will cost $8.99 a month and is expected to debut with 10 original titles, in addition to a massive library of proprietary content.

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Edmonton sets James Vs His Future Self as Opening Night Gala

Co-written by star Jonas Chernick and director Jeremy LaLonde, the film follows an ambitious scientist who is visited by an older man claiming to be his future self.

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New Emily Andras series in the works at Syfy

Andras is attached as showrunner and exec producer to the in-development drama Axeholes.

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Bunker drama Survival Box sees the light of day through LevelFILM deal

The post-apocalyptic thriller, which counts Jonathan Ahee and Cinespace VP Jim Mirkopoulos among its executive producers, opens today at Toronto’s Carlton Cinema.

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Deals: Bell Media, Raven Banner, MK2 l Mile End

Homeland finds a new home with Bell Media, Raven Banner activates Kill Mode for TIFF and MK2 l Mile End picks up a U.K. drama for a fall release.

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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.