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Heartland shoots 200th episode

The family drama is CBC’s first hour-long scripted series to reach the milestone.

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Alexandra Zarowny to lead CFC Bell Media Prime Time

A scribe on series including Lost Girl, Murdoch Mysteries and Degrassi: The Next Generation, Zarowny will lead the CFC’s upcoming story room.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand July 31 to Aug. 6, 2018

Orange Is The New Black leads the list, followed by Castle Rock at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Attendance uptick leads Cineplex to record Q2

The theatre company posted quarterly revenues of $409.1 million, with franchise titles including Avengers: Infinity War driving box office revenues up nearly 10%.

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Restless River rolls into Quebec

Production on Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Helene Cousineau’s feature adaptation of Gabrielle Roy’s short novel will begin next week.

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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.