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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 1 to 7, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story leads the list, followed by Deadpool 2 landing at #2 and Avengers: Infinity War breaking the top three.

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Banff ’18: How Canadian cos are taking control of their own destiny

Boat Rocker, Blue Ant and Wow! discuss contrasting approaches to M&A and having the ability to self-commission projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 1 to 7, 2018

La Chute De Sparte nabs the top spot, followed by Indian Horse at #2 and La Bolduc at #3.

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Cameras roll on Northern Rescue

The 10-part series for CBC and Netflix is now filming in Parry Sound, ON.

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She Never Died wraps in North Bay

The female-led “sister sequel” to Jason Krawczyk’s 2015 horror comedy He Never Died is directed by Audrey Cummings.

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Travelers, Giver win at Rockie Awards

Canadian projects took home eight awards from the annual Banff World Media Festival Program Competition.

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Minister Joly on building ties with China

The Minister of Canadian Heritage talked to Playback magazine about the growing opportunities for Canadian prodcos in China, and the business challenges that remain.

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Bristow Global Media ups Daniel Bourre

As the prodco looks to expand its kids content slate, its appointed the former TVO producer as EP, Kids.

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Amaze hires new director of development

Natalie Urquhart (pictured) will oversee the Toronto prodco’s Canadian development slate.

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Ideacom starts production on copro Human+

Produced with Paris, France-based Bonne Pioche, the hour-long doc series explores advancements in sensory technology.

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Banff ’18: Netflix partners on Diversity of Voices initiative

The global streamer has signed a five-year commitment as title partner of the program, which supports underrepresented creative producers.

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Deals: Syndicado, CCI Entertainment, Love Nature

Toronto-based Syndicado takes the U.S. digital distribution rights to over 100 hours of factual content, including paranormal series Most Haunted, plus more.

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Bell Media takes part ownership in Just For Laughs Group

Following the announcement of its specialty rebrands, and as the media co inks its latest deal, president Randy Lennox discusses how the pieces fit together.