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Hello Destroyer wins big with VFCC

Kevan Funk’s debut feature took home five awards from the Vancouver critics’ association.

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Television advertising to remain flat, tablets to tank: study

Deloitte has released its annual media and technology predictions and the big winner (sort of) is linear TV.

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In brief: Joly heads to China, Fight Xchange returns to Super Channel

The Minister of Canadian Heritage is accompanied on the trip by representatives from the NFB and Telefilm, Super Channel gets back in the cage with its MMA docuseries, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017

Votez Bougon tops the chart, followed by Le Fils de Jean at #2 and Le gout d’un pays at #3.

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eOne’s Peppa Pig launches on Nick Jr. India

The global entertainment studio is also prepping for the retail launch of the brand in the country.

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ACCT to honour Christopher Plummer

The veteran actor will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017

Rogue One: Star Wars is at #1, with Sing at #2 and Passengers at #3.

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Binge-watching isn’t just for millennials: study

MTM’s new research finds the act is increasingly popular with those over 50, and Netflix is now outpacing PVR and live TV.

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Metropole Films adds Stephanie Trepanier

The hire comes on the heels of the news that the Quebec distributor’s former principal Charles Tremblay has launched a new company in collaboration with MK2.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 19 to 25, 2016

Secret Life of Pets tops the DVD chart, followed by Suicide Squad at #2 and Magnificent Seven at #3.

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Why the ACCT needed a rebrand

CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.

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Cirque du Soleil explores VR with Felix & Paul

The Montreal-based studio has partnered with the famed circus co. once again on a 12-minute virtual experience.

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Mid-season TV checkup

Execs from Canada’s major networks give the inside scoop on their mid-season strategy, from old faves to potential new hits.

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Cameras roll on Deep Six

The nine-part sci-fi web series is created by Mika Collins and Davin Lengyel.

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Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan

Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.