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Fall Back Down rolls in Vancouver

From writer/director Sara Beth Edwards, the indie romantic comedy has lined up some big-name exec producers.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 27 to May 3, 2018

La Bolduc leads the list, followed by Indian Horse at #2 and La Terre Vue Du Coeur at #3.

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Sesame Workshop, Nelvana strike deal

In addition to content airing exclusively on Corus’ Treehouse net, Nelvana will now represent Sesame Street’s licensing efforts in Canada.

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Yuqi Kang’s A Little Wisdom named best Canadian feature at Hot Docs

Michael Del Monte’s Transformer also claimed a number of awards as the Toronto festival wrapped its 25th edition over the weekend.

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Quebecor Content names director of film development

Louis Pearson joins the company as it looks to invest more in locally produced originals.

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Photo Gallery: 2018 WGC Screenwriting Awards

Missed the WGC’s annual awards ceremony? See which Canadian scribes took home prizes at the 22nd annual event.

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Behind Stingray’s NCC acquisition

The $506 million transaction includes 101 new radio licences and is Stingray’s first foray into the radio broadcast world.

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The Launch takes the stage for season two

Songs released through the show have now garnered a total of around 12 million streams online, according to Bell Media.

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Canadian media consumption on the rise: report

GroupM’s “The State of Digital” report found Canadians consume nine hours of media daily, with half of those hours spent online.

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Seville International picks up Denys Arcand’s latest

The Montreal-based eOne subsidiary has acquired the global rights to Arcand’s upcoming The Fall of the American Empire, as well as the doc Anthropocene.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand April 24 to 30, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale nabs the top spot, followed by Lost in Space at #2 and Trailer Park Boys breaking the top 10 at #7.

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White Pine Pictures options Kim Moritsugu novel

The Toronto prodco is adapting the dark comedy The Showrunner as a scripted television series.

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Telefilm awards $13M across 10 Quebec projects

French-language projects selected include Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone and director Daniel Grou’s Mafia Inc.

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Deals: Boat Rocker, TMN, Blue Ice, Kew Media

Boat Rocker Rights sells Bitz & Bob (pictured) abroad, Blue Ice Docs picks up Canadian rights to The Silence of Others, plus more.

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eOne gets Fired Up with new TV deal

The Toronto studio has signed an overall deal with U.K.-based Fired Up Films and will coproduce all projects stemming from the deal.