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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.

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Pilot production in North America declining

Ontario and B.C. weren’t immune to the decline in new pilots, which hit a four-year low across the continent.

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VIFF to bring Buffer Festival to Vancouver

The film festival will offer a day of digital-first programming in partnership with the Toronto-based YouTube fest.

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Showcase sets fall schedule, Travelers return

The Corus-owned specialty channel also announced premiere dates for recently acquired U.S. series, The Sinner and Marvel’s Runaways.

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TVO greenlights kids factual series from Bristow Global Media

Set to premiere in 2018, Distribution360 will shop the format rights to the series internationally.

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Jennifer Stewart upped at the Canadian Academy

The promotion comes as the Academy works to raise its own profile and that of Canadian talent.

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DHX signs raft of broadcast deals for The Deep

The distributor has inked 16 new deals for season two of the CGI-animated series, a copro with Technicolor and A Stark Production.

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Bell Media revenue up slightly in Q3

Advertising and subscription revenues were up in the quarter, helping to offset increased operating costs.

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A 360 view of CreamVR’s growth strategy

CEO David Brady discusses how companion VR experiences like its Fear Thy Neighbour films will bring users to the tech.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 17 to 23, 2017

Amazing Race Canada is at #2, Private Eyes at #10, Saving Hope at #12 and Still Standing at #29.

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TIFF ’17: 12 titles named to Platform program

World premieres include Michael Pearce’s Beast and Mike White’s Brad’s Status, though there are no Canadian projects in the lineup.