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Review panel for Broadcasting, Telecoms Acts extends deadline

Originally set for Nov. 30, the seven-person panel has extended its submission deadline until early next year.

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Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys heads to Netflix

The streaming giant has set a 2020 launch for the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s children’s book.

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PBS, BBC pick up Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

The Riddle Films’ musical doc, which is contending for an International Emmy, is written and directed by Larry Weinstein.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2018

Sharkwater Extinction comes out on top, followed by Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #2 and Wolfe at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2018

Halloween tops the chart, followed by A Star Is Born at #2 and Venom at #3.

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Heather Conway to leave CBC

The pubcaster announced Monday morning that its EVP will step down in December.

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Behrman’s Giant Little Ones secures U.S. release via Vertical

The deal was set in motion following a sold-out world-premiere screening at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre during TIFF.

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Raven Banner picks up trio of films at AFM

The Toronto-based distributor has acquired the Canadian rights to the doc Cassandro the Exotico! (pictured), El Habitante and more.

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Love Nature commissions Malawi Wildlife Rescue

Produced by U.K.-based prodco Icon Films, the six-part, one-hour docuseries follows a veterinarian and her team as they rehabilitate animals in East Africa.

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Feds invest nearly $1M in Montreal animation, interactive companies

Animation studios L’Atelier Aimation and Tonic DNA are two of the four businesses that have received a boost from Canada Economic Development.

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Egoyan’s Guest of Honour rolls in Toronto

The dramatic feature, starring David Thewlis, is produced by The Film Farm and the filmmaker’s Ego Film Arts banner.

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Rumours of TV’s death exaggerated, says GroupM

“The State of Video” report from GroupM calls Amazon, Youtube and Google the three “forces” but says linear TV is far from dead.

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CBC unveils mid-season premiere dates

The winter slate will feature three scripted female-led procedurals and a new series starring Arlene Dickinson.

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Deals: Raven Banner, Film Mode, Moonrise Pictures

The Toronto distributor picks up Belzebuth, Soska Sisters’ Rabid heads to AFM, and more.

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DNA Dinners showrunner Justin Harding on his horror ambitions

The Carved writer/director just won Hulu’s first horror short competition and finished editing his first feature.