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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 27 to Aug. 2, 2018

Mission Impossible: Fallout comes in at #1 with Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! at #2, while Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks the top 10.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films July 27 to Aug. 2, 2018

1991 leads the list, followed by La Chute De L’Empire Americain coming in at #2 and The Accountant of Auschwitz landing at #3.

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Love Nature expands European footprint

Blue Ant has inked new carriage deals in the Netherlands and Switzerland for its wildlife and natural history channel.

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Thunderbird Entertainment to go public via Golden Secret deal

Pending approval of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, Thunderbird will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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HGF backs four through BC Shorts Program

Writer/director Alysse Leite-Rogers’ Tea With Lemon is among the projects to receive $20,000 through the fund’s inaugural round.

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CBC picks up NarcoLeap for TV app

The eight-part digital series is produced by Vancouver’s KGP Films.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand July 24 to 30, 2018

Orange Is The New Black takes the top spot, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3 and Star Trek: Discovery at #6.

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Netflix still king, but growth in Canada set to slow: study

The SVOD’s growth rate will be outpaced by that of the overall OTT industry in Canada, according to eMarketer.

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In Brief: Phil King named Canada lead for Sony Pictures

The former CTV president takes on an added role as SPT moves toward a territory management model, plus more.

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Boat Rocker adds eOne SVP for biz and legal affairs

Dina Appleton has joined the Toronto-based company as it continues to expand internationally.

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Alt TV drives internet signups for BCE

While TV ad revenues continue to slide, Bell Media parent BCE saw traction with its Alt TV product, targeting condo-dwellers and cord-nevers.

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CMF awards $6.1M across 31 digi projects

Toronto’s Secret Location received funding for two games and one interactive media project through the funder’s Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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TIFF ’18: Dolan’s Death and Life of John F. Donovan to world bow

The announcement marks the first time the vaunted Canadian filmmaker will world-premiere one of his films at TIFF.

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Heritage releases Creative Export guidelines

“High-potential” projects can received up to $2.5 million in funding.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 16 to 22, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by America’s Got Talent at #2 and Private Eyes at #6.