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In brief: Tova re-elected as ACTRA Toronto president

Plus: Schitt’s Creek wins a pair of Dorians, Anthropocene joins the Berlin festival lineup, and more.

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Canadian Academy, RBC reveal inaugural MVP recipients

Projects directed by Jordan Canning, Chandler Levack and Lulu Wei are among nine receiving coin through the Music Video Production Project’s first funding round.

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Murray Battle to depart Knowledge Network

The pubcaster’s director of original documentaries and brand will leave his post this summer.

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Anthropocene claims top Canadian honours at TFCA annual gala

Both Toronto and Vancouver critics revealed their winners Tuesday, with Edge of the Knife taking best Canadian feature out West and Anthropocene doing so in Ontario.

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marblemedia hires Donna Luke as VP of production

The former supervising producer for The Bachelorette Canada and Project Runway will oversee production and business affairs for marblemedia and D360.

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Unspeakable: Robert C. Cooper gets personal

The Stargate SG-1 showrunner explains how his CBC/SundanceTV miniseries about Canada’s tainted blood scandal differs from other tragedy-based limited series.

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Production on final chapter of Mary Kills People begins

Season three of the drama has added new talent behind and in front of the camera.

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Family Channel sets two-day premiere for Holly Hobbie

This will be the Canadian broadcast premiere of the children’s series, which premiered on Hulu in the U.S. in late 2018.

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Golden Globes overnight AMAs down slightly

The ceremony saw its last peak in 2016, when the broadcast hit an average of 3.35 million viewers.

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CRTC dismisses complaint against the Bell Fund

The commission said the manner in which the Bell Fund’s TV Program is structured is consistent with CRTC policies and need not be revised.

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From Picnicface to Cavendish

Comedians Mark Little and Andrew Bush discuss the development of their quirky new P.E.I.-set comedy and how Picnicface influenced it.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 28, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2019

Aquaman comes in at #1, followed by Mary Poppins Returns at #2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films Dec. 28, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2019

La Course des Tuques comes in at #1, followed by Papa est Devenu un Lutin and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Brain Power’s romance with Harlequin continues

The new agreement sees the Ontario-based producer and distributor gain further access to the publisher’s content.

Parallel Universe acquires The Cannon for Canadian distribution

The B.C.-shot film is slated for a limited theatrical run in spring 2019, followed by a digital release.