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Revenues climb for Quebecor in strong second quarter

The company also reiterated its stance that Bell Media’s acquisition of conventional TV network V will be damaging to Quebec’s media ecosystem.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 22 to 28, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes out on top, followed by Private Eyes at #8, The Handmaid’s Tale at #15 and Hudson & Rex at #22.

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Kelly Wilhelm named chief strategy officer at CMF

The former Canadian Heritage senior policy advisor will “focus on innovation through the lens of industry-wide disruption and opportunities for growth.”

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Cameras roll on Miryam Bouchard’s Mon cirque a moi

The Attraction Images-produced feature stars Patrick Huard, Robin Aubert and Sophie Lorain.

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Peacock Alley to produce YA series for Netflix

Tiny Pretty Things is now in production in Toronto and will star Canadian actors Lauren Holly and Jess Salgueiro (pictured).

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Photo gallery: Pinewood Toronto Studios summer party 2019

The studio toasted a year in which it has hosted productions such as It: Chapter Two, The Expanse and Shazam.

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Big Bad Boo finds its first production VP

After finding success with 2D series like Hulu’s The Bravest Knight, Paddy Gillen will help the studio expand into 3D and live action.

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Menteur breaks $4M at the domestic box office

The box office haul makes it the highest grossing Quebec film since 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 26 to August 1, 2019

The Lion King comes in at #1, followed by Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood at #2, while Menteur cracks the list at #5.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 26 to August 1, 2019

Menteur takes the top spot, followed by La femme de mon frere at #2 and Astronaut at #3.

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In Brief: Liz Kohn to join TIFF in VP role

Plus, Film Training Manitoba and Sonar Entertainment up executives within their ranks.

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How Another Life fills a new space for Netflix

Executive producers behind the sci-fi series starring Katee Sackhoff discuss the show’s atypical development process.

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Louise Archambault feature nabs in-competition slot at San Sebastian

And the Birds Rained Down will screen in the Spanish festival’s Official Selection program following its world premiere at TIFF in September.

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Deals: Blue Ant, Gusto, Kew Media

Love Nature 4K expands in Asia, DNA Dinners lands another U.S. distributor and Kew Media reveals the global success of Leaving Neverland.

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Oscilloscope heads to The Twentieth Century

The Matthew Rankin-directed film was selected to world premiere at TIFF 2019 as part of its Midnight Madness program.