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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 1 to 7, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #17, with Big Brother Canada at #26.

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eOne, Brad Weston launch new studio

California-based Makeready will develop features and TV projects for premium cable and OTT platforms.

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Unions, guilds react to CRTC licensing decision

The CMPA, DGC and other associations have come out in opposition to the decision to set PNI at 5% of revenues.

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Nickelodeon picks up DHX’s Massive Monster Mayhem

The sci-fi kids competition show will air on Family Channel in Canada.

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Blue Ant-owned U.K. studio expands operations

London-based Antenna Pictures tapped Oliver Good to head up development, while also unveiling its first original commission.

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Kew Media eyes ‘steady pipeline’ of acquisition opps

According to its Q1 results, the company has $32 million in cash, $18.5 million in available borrowings and $90.9 million in shareholders’ equity.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 5 to 11, 2017

Maudie crosses the $1.5 million mark and once again tops the domestic box office, followed by C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #2 and Ballerina at #3

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PJ Masks gears up for live tour

eOne has also tapped Nelvana Enterprises as the exclusive licensing and branding agent in Canada for its preschool series.

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CMF launches new digi media incentive

The codevelopment agreement with Colombia is open to producers creating fiction, doc or animated projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 5 to 11, 2017

Maudie lands at #6, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #1 and Fate of the Furious at #2.

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Family Channel sets Next Step return

The fifth season of the tween dance series debuts later this month on the DHX-owned channel.

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David Sparrow elected ACTRA National president

He takes the reins from outgoing president Ferne Downey, who served four terms at the helm of the organization.

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Bell targets cord-cutters with app launch

Fibe Alt TV is available to Bell Fibe internet customers and offers up to 500 live television channels on a variety of screens.

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Rodeo FX acquires Alchemy 24

Both the Montreal-based visual effects houses will continue to operate independently of one another.

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USA Network greenlights Damnation

Coproduced by Calgary’s Seven24 Films, the series is set to shoot in Alberta later this year.