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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films June 28 to July 4, 2019

La femme de mon frere comes in at #1, followed by The Grizzlies at #2 and Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind at #3.

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Network Entertainment partners with Tyra Banks on Beauty

Exec produced by the American TV personality, the docuseries is set to hit short-form platform Quibi next year.

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Photo gallery: 2019 WIFTV Spotlight Awards Gala

Earlier this month, the organization held its 20th annual Spotlight Awards Gala. Click through to see some of the gala’s winners.

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Federal government invests $2.8M in anti-harassment fund

The Roadmap to Future Workplaces project is created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, in collaboration with AfterMeToo and APTN.

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CRTC appoints Claire Anderson as B.C., Yukon commissioner

The Yukon-based lawyer is the first Indigenous woman to serve as commissioner with the CRTC.

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Inside Out, OUTtv partner on doc financing fund

The OUTspoken Documentary Financing Fund will also support two documentary projects with production and mentorship assistance.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide, Super Channel, Bell Media

DNA Dinners finds a home south of the border, Super Channel lands a new Hallmark series and Bell Media adds to its summer sci-fi lineup.

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How Nelvana is diversifying its portfolio with Slime Rancher

VP of global consumer products Mellany Masterson discusses why the kids producer-distributor is making a push into the gaming world.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 25 to July 1, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Black Mirror at #3.

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In brief: HGF’s new Manitoba-based short film program

Plus: The Vail Film Festival gets Foxed! and difuze acquires The Media Concierge to extend its reach to the Toronto market.

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Pablo Rodriguez vows to act swiftly after receiving final BTLR report

The Minister of Canadian Heritage said he recently spoke with the review panel chair Janet Yale to “discuss the urgency to take action.”

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CTV greenlights Love Island Aftersun

The Love Island companion series will be produced in-house through Bell Media Studios.

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CBC and BBC pledge to increase collaborations

The organizations’ scripted and factual teams have started ongoing conversations to look for coproduction opportunities.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 17 to 23, 2019

Private Eyes takes the #4 spot, followed by Island of Bryan at #5, while The Handmaid’s Tale cracks the top 30.

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Bell makes a move in e-sports

The vertically integrated company’s ISP division is the first founding marketing partner for the Toronto-based e-sports company.