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Menteur crosses $1M in opening week

The Emile Gaudreault-directed comedy surpassed the million-dollar mark within five days of its July 10 release, according to distributor Les Films Seville.

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Denis Cote’s Wilcox to world premiere at Locarno

In addition to the filmmaker’s 12th feature, the festival has also selected projects like Mi piel, luminosa and A Topography of Memory to debut.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 1 to 7, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by Private Eyes at #10 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #18.

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Incendo builds Glass Houses in Montreal

Now in production, the TV movie is director Sarah Pellerin’s feature debut and is the third Incendo MOW to go to camera this year.

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Crave original comedy New Eden goes to camera

Creators Evany Rosen and Kayla Lorette serve as showrunners and stars of the mockumentary series, produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment.

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Bell Media, Melbar team for David Foster: Off The Record

Director and exec producer Barry Avrich discusses how he got involved with the documentary about the 16-time Grammy Award winner and what’s next for the film.

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Diggstown back in session for season two

Creator Floyd Kane returns as showrunner, with six new episodes set to premiere on CBC in winter 2020.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 5 to 11, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home comes in at #1, followed by Toy Story 4 at #2 and Yesterday at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 5 to 11, 2019

Menteur lands at #1, followed by La femme de mon frere at #2 and Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind at #3.

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LaRue grows T.O. team as cross-border strategy comes into focus

Matt King and Andrew Ferguson discuss LaRue’s L.A. outpost, its latest digi series for CBC Gem, new lines of business and adding James Milward to its board of directors.

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Eagle Vision heads into production on Deco Dawson’s Diaspora

The Winnipeg-shot feature, which is voiced in 50 languages and contains no subtitles, represents a return to filmmaking for acclaimed Manitoba director Deco Dawson.

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Igor Drljaca feature among Eurimages funding recipients

Three Canadian coproductions have received more than $1.4 million total in funding.

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Thunderbird Releasing managing director to depart

Edward Fletcher will leave the U.K. distribution arm of Thunderbird Entertainment Group next month.

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Terreur 404, Farm Crime among T.O. WebFest winners

The documentary series from Big Cedar Films won best Canadian series and best lifestyle series at the digital festival, while Detention Adventure picked up a trio of prizes.

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Watts on the Grill renewed for season two

Twelve new episodes of the culinary series will air on Bell Media’s rebranded CTV Life channel later in the year.