Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 16, 2015 to Jan. 22, 2015


American Sniper tops the box office chart for the week of Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, followed by Paddington.

Bristow’s Hockey Wives sets cast, premiere date


Julie Bristow’s production shingle has also debuted its competition show Pressure Cooker on A&E Networks’ FYI channel stateside (Bristow pictured).

Cineplex unveils The Rec Room as latest arcade gaming foray


The social destination will also feature live music, comedy acts and extensive food offerings.

9 Story inks Latin America sales


9 Story Media Group has landed more sales in Latin America, licensing more than 300 episodes to free-TV channels in the region (Wild Kratts pictured).

Lone Eagle, JFL pact on unscripted comedy projects


The Montreal comedy festival is getting deeper into the unscripted TV space after finding success with non-verbal shows like Just For Laughs Gags (pictured).

Cameras roll on two new Shaw specialty series


Production has started on the multi-platform Food Network Canada’s Great Canadian Cookbook and the HGTV Canada’s Open House Overhaul, hosted by Samantha Pynn (pictured).

Canadians set to screen at Berlin film fest


The lineup of Canadian films at Berlin includes Guy Maddin opening the Forum section with The Forbidden Room (pictured).

Scythia Films copro The Witch sells to A24 at Sundance


Playback‘s Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus talks to Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films about The Witch (pictured), coproduced with NY-based Parts and Labor.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 5, 2015 to Jan. 11, 2015


Equalizer tops the DVD chart for the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy.

CMF invests $8.1M across 31 digital media projects


A total of 23 companies received funding for the development of digital media projects, and eight other companies received financing for marketing initiatives.

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