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More than 1M Canadians tune in for NCFD 150

Reel Canada hosted more than 1,800 screenings in 23 countries on April 19 for a special sesquicentennial edition of the festival.

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Wind Sun Sky to adapt My Singing Monsters game

The Vancouver-based entertainment co led by Catherine Winder is developing the mobile game as an animated TV series.

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In Brief: TIFFxInstagram short film festival returns

Plus: CMF adds two to its board of directors and Rogers turns off specialty channel G4.

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Aircraft eyes an older demo with new digital series

The prodco is looking to diversify and reach an 18-to-35-year-old audience with the release of the 1970s-set comedy Terrific Women.

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Production begins in Toronto on Acquainted

The feature, directed by Natty Zavitz, is the first project from Giacomo Gianniotti (pictured) and Jonathan Keltz’s prodco, Fired Up Studios.

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Cameras roll on Summer of ’84

The Vancouver-shot thriller starring Rich Sommer is produced by Brightlight Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky.

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Bell Media nabs detective procedural Carter for Bravo

Cameras are rolling in North Bay, ON on the hour-long TV drama, produced by Amaze Film + Television.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 26 to July 2, 2017

Private Eyes is at #11, with Saving Hope at #13, CBC’s Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast at #14 and Still Standing at #29.

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Denis Cote heads to Locarno

The auteur director hopes to repeat past successes with his latest feature, Ta peau si lisse, one of four Canadian flicks at the fest.

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Corus SVPs John MacDonald, Susan Schaefer to exit

The Toronto-based media co also confirmed Amy Sutton’s departure and announced a number of structural changes.

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Scythia, Stellar Citizens partner on film, TV development fund

The Toronto-based companies will develop up to seven projects in the next year, the first of which is an adaptation of Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity.

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Start-up comedy Appiness rolls in Montreal

The feature-length buddy comedy hails from Eli Batalion, the co-creator of web series Yidlife Crisis.

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First Generation adapting Scaachi Koul essay collection for TV

The Toronto prodco has optioned the rights to One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter, tapping Koul to pen the small-screen version.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 30 to July 6, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #1, while Maudie is at #2 and a special showing of Room lands the film in the #3 spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 30 to July 6, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 re-enters the chart at #10, with Dispicable Me 3 at #1 and Baby Driver at #2.