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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.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 27 to Aug. 2, 2018

Mission Impossible: Fallout comes in at #1 with Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! at #2, while Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks the top 10.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films July 27 to Aug. 2, 2018

1991 leads the list, followed by La Chute De L’Empire Americain coming in at #2 and The Accountant of Auschwitz landing at #3.

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Love Nature expands European footprint

Blue Ant has inked new carriage deals in the Netherlands and Switzerland for its wildlife and natural history channel.

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Thunderbird Entertainment to go public via Golden Secret deal

Pending approval of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, Thunderbird will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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HGF backs four through BC Shorts Program

Writer/director Alysse Leite-Rogers’ Tea With Lemon is among the projects to receive $20,000 through the fund’s inaugural round.

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CBC picks up NarcoLeap for TV app

The eight-part digital series is produced by Vancouver’s KGP Films.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand July 24 to 30, 2018

Orange Is The New Black takes the top spot, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3 and Star Trek: Discovery at #6.

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Netflix still king, but growth in Canada set to slow: study

The SVOD’s growth rate will be outpaced by that of the overall OTT industry in Canada, according to eMarketer.

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In Brief: Phil King named Canada lead for Sony Pictures

The former CTV president takes on an added role as SPT moves toward a territory management model, plus more.

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Boat Rocker adds eOne SVP for biz and legal affairs

Dina Appleton has joined the Toronto-based company as it continues to expand internationally.

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Alt TV drives internet signups for BCE

While TV ad revenues continue to slide, Bell Media parent BCE saw traction with its Alt TV product, targeting condo-dwellers and cord-nevers.