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In Brief: Giant Little Ones wins best int’l film at Goteborg fest

Plus: Mercury Filmworks copro Hilda wins a trio of prizes at this year’s Annie Awards and more.

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

The Good Doctor takes the #1 slot, while Murdoch Mysteries and Coroner break the top 30.

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Super Bowl views continue to trend down

Ratings have fallen by more than 41% since 2016.

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WIFT-T names Karen Bruce as executive director

Industry veteran Bruce will exit her current role at the Canadian Academy to assume her new post this spring.

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CRTC extends deadline for comments on production report

Following two joint requests for an extension, the CRTC has pushed back the deadline for its expanded PNI report.

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E.J. Alon joins Telefilm’s Talent Fund

The philanthropist and entrepreneur will lead the private investment fund in the newly created role of director.

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CTV sets March premiere for Jann Arden comedy

Bell Media set its midseason schedule, which will include a slightly expanded episode order for The Launch season two.

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SODEC funds 33 projects through screenwriting program

Notable documentary filmmakers Carole Laganiere, Serge Giguere and Genevieve Dulude-De Celles are among the recipients.

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

La Course des Tuques tops the chart, followed by Stan & Ollie at #2 and La Grande Noirceur at #3.

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

Glass comes in at #1, followed by Aquaman at #2 and The Upside at #3.

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Atomic Cartoons swims into Mermicorno series

Thunderbird’s kids division is partnering with Japanese brand tokidoki to develop an original animated series based on its toy characters.

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9 Story buys Asian animation studio BASE

The deal marks 9 Story’s first acquisition in Asia and takes its total employee count to more than 1,000 internationally.

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Producer Karen Powell dies at 59

Over the course of more than 20 years, Powell worked as an entertainment lawyer, financier, independent producer and senior production executive.

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JFL, NBC ‘Bring The Funny’

The 10-episode competition series sees Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy judge some of the world’s best comedy acts.

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Media Ranch launches new Scandi office

Louise Juel Severin will lead the office as VP, sales and acquisitions, Scandinavia, as the company expands its reach in Europe.