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Bell Media, Motion Content unveil original programming pact

Under the deal, the media co’s in-house production teams will create linear, digital and social IP for international distribution via the GroupM-owned investment and rights management company.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 1 to 7, 2017

The Nut Job 2 tops the chart yet again, with De Pere En Flic 2 at #2 and Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 1 to 7, 2017

The Nut Job 2 is at #9, with The Hitman’s Bodyguard at #1 and Annabelle: Creation at # 2.

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Screenwriters, producers extend IPA

At a time of industry uncertainty, the CMPA, AQPM and WGC have agreed to an 18-month extension.

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SVOD Filmatique launches in Canada

The art-house cinema streamer offers a limited, rotating library of films and operates on a revenue share model.

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Canadian projects head to Busan

Ingrid Veninger’s Porcupine Lake and Kathleen Hepburn’s Never Steady, Never Still are among those headed to the South Korean festival.

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CBC rejigs royalty deals

The pubcaster is dropping profit participation and retransmission royalties from its deals with indie producers.

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CRTC chair Ian Scott makes his debut

After only a few days on the job, Jean-Pierre Blais’ successor has issued his first statement, offering a hint at his objectives.

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CMF inks development pact with NFVF

The $120,000 fund is an extension of the existing copro treaty with South Africa, which has produced titles such as The Book of Negroes and Winnie.

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Canadian Academy unveils apprenticeship participants

JJ Neepin and Reem Morsi are among the six creators selected for the Apprenticeship for Women Directors.

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CBC reveals second wave of Breaking Barriers recipients

Red Snow from Metis-Cree filmmaker Marie Clements was one of three projects to receive financing through the fund for underrepresented creators.

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DCTV, Bandit Films partner on Rare Earth

The four-part environmental and political drama will premiere on Irish pubcaster RTE in fall 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 21 to 27, 2017

Amazing Race Canada is at #2, with America’s Got Talent in the top spot.

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Allan Ungar preps next action thriller

The upcoming feature from the Gridlocked director will be produced by Gunn Films and Toronto’s Cedarvale Pictures.

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Deals: PNP forges a new partnership with Magnolia

In addition, Toronto’s LevelFilm has boarded the Norway/Canada coproduction The Northwoods and Northern Banner has nabbed Canadian rights to Mouly Surya’s latest.