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Michele Maheux to retire

The “engine that has kept TIFF running for decades” will exit the organization next summer.

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Quebecor revenues hit $1.04B in Q2

Revenue increases in the company’s telecom business were driven in part by growth in its Club illico OTT service.

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Family Channel, CBBC get more Creeped Out

The kids channels have ordered a second season of the spooky series produced by DHX Media and BBC Children’s Productions.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 23 to 29, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada takes the top spot, followed by America’s Got Talent at #2 and Private Eyes at #7.

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Canada top production destination for highest-grossing films

An annual study from FilmL.A., which analyzes the top 100 hits at the U.S. box office, found Canada hosted more film shoots and VFX than any other jurisdiction in the world.

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VIFF unveils M/A/D lineup, sustainable production awards

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable and The Man Who Stole Banksy will have their Canadian premieres at the fest.

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TIFF ’18: Midnight Madness, Docs, Int’l Shorts lineups revealed

Just two Canadian copros were added to the festival’s programs, including Naziha Arebi’s Freedom Fields.

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Broadcaster data sharing gets a deadline

BDUs must be ready to lift the lid on their set-top boxes by September 2019.

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In Brief: Lionsgate and UMG sign first-look deal

The companies have partnered to develop TV projects, Chateau Laurier wins Webfest prizes, plus more.

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Inside Out receives funding boost through CCIF

The Toronto festival received $84,000 through the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.

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CTV greenlights a sixth season of MasterChef Canada

Season five of the culinary competition show averaged 1.2 million viewers, according to CTV.

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TIFF ’18: 10 world premieres added to Platform lineup

Twelve international projects including Tim Sutton’s Donnybrook and Ho Wi Ding’s Cities of Last Things are among the films competing.

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WIFTV program for Indigenous creators enters second phase

Screenwriters and filmmakers have been paired up with story editors including Zoe Hopkins and Penny Gummerson to work on their feature scripts.

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Deals: Cineplex, CTV, DHX Distribution, Premiere Entertainment

(Updated) Newfoundland-shot drama Crown and Anchor heads to Cineplex in T.O and St. John’s, CTV picks up the Roseanne spin-off, plus more.

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Vincenzo Natali’s latest heading to Netflix

Production is underway in Toronto on the writer/director’s adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novella In The Tall Grass.