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Deluxe names new CEO as it emerges from bankruptcy

CFO Eric Cummins has been named to the company’s top post as John Wallace retires.

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‘Canada’s coolest film fest’ adds Hammer, Fall Back Down

The Whistler Film Festival has selected features from Christian Sparkes, Sara Beth Edwards and others to make their world debut.

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Applications open for Edmonton Screen Media Fund

The fund, run by the Edmonton Screen Industries Office, will provide loans and investments to screen media projects and ventures situated in the Edmonton metro region.

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Youngster teams with SickKids in debut collaboration

The Insight Productions-owned digital prodco has created a series of videos with paediatric experts on common issues concerning modern parenting.

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Continued AVOD growth drives revenue uptick at WildBrain

The company also reported Q1 increases on the distribution side, spurred by a recent library deal with CBS All Access.

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IFC Midnight investigates Disappearance at Clifton Hill

The AMC-owned distributor has picked up the U.S. rights to Albert Shin’s mystery thriller, with a release set for February 2020.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 21 to 27, 2019

New Amsterdam comes in at #2, followed by Grey’s Anatomy and Survivor at #3 and #4, respectively.

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Julie Bristow leaving Bristow Global Media

VP of content Marlo Miazga will take the helm of the Kew Media Group-owned prodco as president and CEO.

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HGF/Manitoba Shorts Program recipients revealed

The new $80,000 fund for short films is one of three launched by the funder this year.

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Netflix becomes TIFF industry supporter

The three-year commitment includes the creation of three new events to support the professional development of Canadian film industry creators.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 25 to 31, 2019

Joker stays strong at #1, followed by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at #2 and Zombieland: Double Tap at #3.

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9 Story Media taps Karen Fowler to lead development

The producer and former CBC Kids exec will head the prodco’s development team in Toronto, aiming to boost its animation and live-action production slate.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 25 to 31, 2019

Les fleurs oubliees claims the top spot, followed by Matthias et Maxime at #2 and Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #3.

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Monika Ille to succeed Jean La Rose as APTN CEO

The organization’s former executive director of programming was promoted to the position following a nationwide search.

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In brief: Star Trek production spend eclipses $250M

Plus: imagineNATIVE brings Oscar gold potential to Indigenous filmmakers in 2021 awards season and WIFT-T names the recipient of its Deluxe Toronto mentorship program.