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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2018

Marvel’s Daredevil comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina at #3.

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Playback’s 2018 Showrunner of the Year: Simon Barry

His sci-fi series Ghost Wars may have ended this spring, but veteran showrunner Barry had plenty more up his sleeve.


LevelFILM partners with Popp Rok

LevelFILM will work with the advertising and music video prodco to develop, package and launch film and TV projects in Canada.

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In Brief: eOne, HBO to copro Taylor Kitsch drama, Halfire hires new SVP

Plus: Stephan James nabs a Golden Globes nom for his role in Amazon’s Homecoming and 10th Avenue Productions gets to work on its fourth animated film.

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Super Channel VP Melissa Kajpust steps down

The VP of programming will leave her position as of Dec. 21.


Gusto unwraps holiday specials, South Korea deal

Four new festive episodes of Flour Power will debut this month, plus Gusto Worldwide Media sells two seasons of the show to UMAX.

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Zoe Dirse, Amar Wala win DOC Institute’s top honours

The veteran cinematographer won the Luminary Award while the In the Making director took home the Vanguard Award.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 19 to 25, 2018

The Good Doctor leads the list, followed by Survivor and New Amsterdam at #3 and #4, respectively.

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eOne to expand Patrick Roy’s remit following Alex Hamilton’s exit

Following the departure of U.K.-based Hamilton in March, Roy will take oversight of eOne’s theatrical distribution business across all territories including North America, Europe and Australia.


Quebecor Fund distributes $1.9 million across eight projects

Francophone reality series La Voix is among the recipients, along with animated series L’Agent Jean and Tom Sawyer.

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TIFF lifts the curtain on Top Ten

The Fireflies Are Gone and Mouthpiece are among the Canadian features in the new iteration of Canada’s Top Ten.

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Five Canadian shorts headed to Sundance

Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland’s Throat Singing in Kangirsuk and Trevor Anderson’s Docking will world premiere at the Utah-based fest.

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Playback’s 2018 Exec of the Year: Jennifer Twiner McCarron

The CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment had a boffo year, transitioning from CEO of Atomic Cartoons to the leader of its newly public parent company.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 23 to 29, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet is at #1, followed by Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at #2 and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 23 to 29, 2018

A Tous Ceux Qui Ne Me Lisent Pas tops the chart, followed by Ensemble at #2 and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #3.