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Mandatory carriage by no means a given: Scott

As the hearing for a multi-lingual TV service got underway, CRTC chair Ian Scott emphasized that the commission is not compelled to licence any of the applicants’ proposed services.

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Look Mom’s Gary and His Demons heads to new territories

The animated adult comedy created by Cavendish‘s Mark Little has signed licences with broadcasters in Australia and Canada.

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Sinking Ship’s Odd Squad ‘adds’ another season at KiKA

The German kids broadcaster has picked up the award-winning STEM series’ second season to air in late 2019.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 16 to 22, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald scores the top spot, followed by Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at #2 and Bohemian Rhapsody at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 16 to 22, 2018

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch comes in at #1, followed by Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin and L’Amour at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Photo gallery: CBC, CMF celebrate Women in Comedy

The evening saw Catherine Tait (CBC/Radio-Canada) and Valerie Creighton (CMF) among those celebrating the achievements of women in comedy with Ottawa’s political crowd.

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‘Dragon’ sees exhibition opps in under-served Western markets

Guzzo Cinemas head Vince Guzzo says his role as a Dragons’ Den investor sparked interest in domestic expansion of his theatre chain.

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The Canadians set to ‘Slamdance’

Among them is filmmaker Jennifer Alleyn and her project Impetus, which will screen in competition in the festival’s Narrative Features program.

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Catherine Emond fills Mahe’s vacancy at Telefilm

The former Alliance Numerique executive director takes over the public and government affairs role following Jean-Claude Mahe’s retirement.

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Projects for B.C., Irish copro fund announced

The NSI Totally Television-developed TV series Recovery from Samson Films and Goonworks Films is among the projects selected for the inaugural edition of the $150,000 fund.

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Amazing Race Canada renewed for seventh run

The hit format has been greenlit for another season after continuing to bring in big ratings in season six.

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Must-carry, multi-ethnic channel pitches go before the CRTC

Next week, eight media companies will vie for the right to operate a multilingual, multi-ethnic programming service for Canadians’ basic cable.

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Land of Nod sets up in Vancouver

Written and directed by actor Rogan Christopher (Bitten), the feature follows a narcotics detective as he investigates an overdose.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 13 to 19, 2018

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina comes in at #1, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil and Stranger Things at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Telefilm’s Jean-Claude Mahe to retire

The organization’s director of public and governmental affairs has spearheaded a number of influential initiatives during his two-decade tenure, including the launch of Telefilm’s Talent Fund.