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Shoot the Book! selects Toronto titles

Four novels with film and TV adaptation potential will be presented at the second annual event that runs during TIFF.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 20 to 26, 2016

Zootopia tops the chart for the week of June 20 to 26, with London Has Fallen at #2 and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 at #3.

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Deals: United Front, TMN, Tricon

United Front Entertainment (UFE) acquires Black Fawn Films-produced horror feature Bite (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Cameras rolling on #ROXY

The romantic comedy from Tiny Plastic Men producer Mosaic Entertainment is being filmed in Edmonton.

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All eyes on digital ahead of Sprout’s Terrific Trucks debut

Breakthrough Entertainment coproduced the live-action series with the U.S. preschool net.

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In Brief: NSI’s online short film fest winners, McKellar’s latest honour

In news of the week: Productivity Media’s latest financing deal, Just For Laughs names its ‘pitchers’ and ACTRA promotes one. (Don McKellar pictured.)

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marblemedia taps Donna MacNeil for VP role

MacNeil will head up the company’s marketing and strategic development in the newly created role.

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Cineplex partners with Barco Escape on panoramic screens

As earlier revealed, Minds Eye Entertainment, U.S.-based Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide are together producing a slate of films specifically for Barco Escape.

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CTV sets up a network Game of Thrones

The network will air season one of the HBO series for 10 straight weeknights this August.

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OTTs should pay up: report

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates how much governments could collect from OTTs like Netflix.

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Canadian animated features to compete at OIAF

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced the films competing for its grand prize. (Window Horses pictured.)

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Whites launches Specialty Equipment division

The equipment supplier’s new department, which combines two existing divisions of the company, will be headed up by Kerry Leger and Barrie Wells.

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Yap Films helms Star Trek special for Discovery, Smithsonian

The two-hour special, Building Star Trek (pictured), will air this fall on Discovery Canada and Smithsonian channel in the U.S.

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Ransom sets up in Toronto

The Global series is produced by eOne, Sienna Films, Big Light Productions and Wildcats Productions. (Cast member Brandon Jay McLaren pictured.)

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Conventional TV sees uptick in airtime sales in 2015: Stats Can

Despite predictable declines in revenue and sector airtime sales, there were a few bright spots in Statistics Canada’s annual television broadcasting report.