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NSI names Totally Television picks

The National Screen Institute has selected three teams to develop their TV projects during its 10-month program. Is the next Less Than Kind among them?

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YouTube Red commissions season two of We Are Savvy

YouTube’s ad-free subscription service greenlit a new season of the show.

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Studio+ acquires LaRue Entertainment’s Filth City

The deal sees the dark crime thriller heading to eight territories across Europe and South America, including France, Brazil and Italy.

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On the Slate: Brightlight Pictures

With production underway on its latest original Summer of ’84, director of development Jameson Parker discusses what’s next.

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Facebook launches Watch

With its new platform, now available as a limited test in the U.S., the social media giant has unveiled more details on its original content strategy.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 24 to 30, 2017

Amazing Race Canada is at #2, with Saving Hope at #11,

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TVA Sports carries media growth at Quebecor

The Q2 results show broadcast was responsible for the media segment’s triple-digit increase in adjusted operating income.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 28 to Aug. 3, 2017

De Pere en Flic 2 is at #1, followed by Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 at #2 and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World at #3.

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WGN America nabs broadcast rights to two more CBC series

Political drama Shoot the Messenger and Mennonite mob series Pure will bow on the U.S. channel in the first quarter of 2018.

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Telefilm invests $4.7M in Indigenous productions

Benjamin Ross Hayden’s Red Eye and Sonia Bonspille-Boileau’s Rustic Oracle are among the 11 projects to receive funding.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 28 to Aug. 3, 2017

De Pere en Flic 2 is at #8, with Dunkirk is at #1 and The Emoji Movie at #2.

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TIFF ’17: Rising Stars, Len Blum Residency participants announced

Montreal filmmaker Anne Emond will be the last resident of the Len Blum program, which is entering its final year.

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HGTV Canada preps two new lifestyle series

Home renovation shows Holmes: Buy It Right and Sarah Off the Grid will premiere in September.

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CBS SVOD heading north

CBS All Access is coming to Canada in early 2018, though no details on how this service will affect licensing deals with Canadian broadcasters have been announced.

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In Brief: Netflix acquires Millarworld

Plus: Doc Lab Saskatchewan names participants and Stingray and Via Rail partner.