Matt Wells, Matthew Bennett go for the Straight Kill

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The two Toronto-based actors build a new prodco with the goal of using social media to cast and promote their projects.



CBC lays off veteran sports announcers

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Steve Armitage and Mark Lee have been let go as part of the latest round of cuts at the pubcaster.



TSN serves up new channels

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The Bell Media brand is bringing its new feeds to air later this month, timed to launch with the U.S. Open of tennis.



Twitter boosts focus on video ads

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The Promoted Video feature is designed to make it easier for brands to upload and distribute video.



Remstar to release Elevation titles in Quebec

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The first titles to be released from the agreement include The Nightcrawler and The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured).



DirecTV renews Vancouver-shot Rogue for third season

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eOne received an order for another 20 episodes of the suspense drama. (Rogue star Thandie Newton pictured)



The fifth estate earns Int’l Emmy nomination

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The CBC program will compete against shows from Argentina, Brazil, China, Romania, Russia, The Philippines and the U.K. (fifth estate host Mark Kelley pictured)



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 1, 2014 to Aug. 7, 2014

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1987 is the top Canadian film at the box office this week, followed by The Grand Seduction.



Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 1, 2014 to Aug. 7, 2014

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Guardians of the Galaxy takes the #1 spot in its first week in theatres, while Lucy comes in at #2.



Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs July 21, 2014 to July 27, 2014

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The Manitoba-shot Heaven is for Real tops the DVD chart for this week, with Rio 2 taking the #2 spot.