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Attendance dips 13% in Cineplex’s third quarter

A sluggish summer at the domestic box office saw the theatre chain’s Q3 attendance fall by more than two million compared to last year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2017

Jigsaw is at #1, with Blade Runner 2049 at #2 and Geostorm at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2017

Pieds nus dans l’aube takes the #1 spot, followed by Les Affames at #2 and Les rois mongols at #3.

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A71 acquires Canadian rights to Soska sisters’ Rabid remake

The horror flick, produced by Back 40 Pictures, is set to film in Hamilton, ON in early 2018.

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Cineplex scores deal with NFL

The three-year agreement marks the company’s latest effort to expand its customer base.

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Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project rolls in Quebec

The Oscar-nominated director teams up with Item 7 once again on his latest drama.

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Gravitas picks up Public Schooled

Kyle Rideout’s CFC-backed feature will be released theatrically in the U.S. in early 2018.

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Column: Is it time for a new points system?

To stand out in the global marketplace, Irene Berkowitz argues the industry needs a platform-agnostic points system.

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CMF awards $2.7M across five projects

Carte Blanche Films’ Amelie et Compagnie received the lion’s share of the funding, with more than $800,000 going to the TFO series and its digital media component.

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CTV sets Indian Detective premiere

Can a prime Thursday night spot, and some help from Sheldon and the gang, spell big ratings for the four-part event series?

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Deals: Indiecan, Timshel, Portfolio

Industry Works Pictures has acquired the international rights to the Timshel Pictures-produced sitcom Dean McDermott: Working Actor, plus more deals.

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A71, Vortex launch joint venture

The new entity, V71, will focus on expanding the global selling opportunities for projects acquired and created by the companies.

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Who won the latest 2xMore initiative?

Three women will each go on to direct an episode of Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana, as the Women in View program aims to double the number of women directing Canadian media.

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Bell Media revenue stable in Q3, but TV still a challenge

The company continues to battle the slow siege of audience declines but saw bright spots in CraveTV, IPTV subscriber levels and breakout hits such as Star Trek: Discovery.

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In Brief: Canadians win big at Austin Film Fest

Plus: Women in Animation is set to open a Canadian chapter and APTN prepares to say goodbye to Mohawk Girls.