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Bell Media partners with Facebook Watch

Now available in Canada, the social platform’s VOD service will carry a host of Bell Media brands in three- to five-minute highlight clips.

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NFB docs set to world premiere at IDFA

Ariel Nasr’s The Forbidden Reel and Mira Burt-Wintonick’s Wintopia will world bow at the Amsterdam film fest alongside interactive project Far Away from Far Away.

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Robert Cooper to lead the PSP’s Scripted Series Lab

Starting in January 2020, the Unspeakable creator will mentor participants, working with them to develop his original series idea.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 1 to 7, 2019

Jouliks takes the top spot, followed by Les fleurs oubliees at #2 and Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 1 to 7, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate comes in at #1, followed by Joker at #2 and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at #3.

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Wow!-owned Frederator doubles down on eBooks

After seeing growth in its kid-focused publishing division, the company is launching 13 new titles, and plans to double its library to 100 books in 2020.

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First feature film supported by P.E.I.’s Film Media Fund wraps

The thriller from writer/director Adam Perry is a collaboration between P.E.I.’s Saltwater Films and Newfoundland’s Rink Rat Productions.

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Golden Media Polska embarks on a Dance Revolution

This latest deal for the dance competition format from Quebecor Content and Fair-Play follows its Rose d’Or nomination.

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Cineflix Rights teams with Goldfinch TV for culinary slate

The deals see Cineflix Rights handle global sales for five series produced by Goldfinch TV subsidiary Rock Oyster Media, including Beautiful Baking with Juliet Sear.

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LoCo expands digi slate with The Communist’s Daughter

Created by Leah Cameron, the project is LoCo’s fourth digital original for CBC after Detention Adventure, How to Buy a Baby and My 90-Year-Old Roommate.

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Deals: Cineflix, Zeitgeist Films, eOne

Pure heads to Europe and The Woman Who Loves Giraffes lands U.S. distribution, while eOne extends its theme park business to PJ Masks.

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Game Theory Films acquires To Live to Sing

Johnny Ma’s Mandarin-language drama, which opened Reel Asian this week, will be released in Canada in early 2020.

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Additional Hamilton studio space to open in summer 2020

Aeon Studio Group is set to bring 100,000 square feet of new studio space online by summer, as it moves forward with separate plans for a massive, 20-acre film campus.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2019

Stranger Things continues to lead, while Letterkenny cracks the list.

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In brief: Dance Revolution, ‘Baroness’ on Rose d’Or shortlist

Plus, three projects share over $136,000 in funding from the CMF and BAI.