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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 29 to April 4, 2019

Dumbo tops the chart, followed by Captain Marvel at #2 and Us at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 29 to April 4, 2019

The Hummingbird Project comes in at #1, followed by Through Black Spruce at #2 and La course des tuques at #3.

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Cineflix, Talesmith, Wild Wolf Media partner on doc special

Takaya: Lone Wolf (working title) follows the story of an isolated wolf’s relationship with a wildlife photographer.

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MIPTV deals: 9 Story, Blue Ant, Gusto

Canadian distributors revealed hundreds of hours of content sales as MIPTV got underway.

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CBC cancels Street Legal reboot after one season

The decision to end the legal drama comes ahead of today’s season finale.

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TV revenues up 5% for Corus in Q2

An uptick in TV ad spending continued to be the main driver, with overall revenues hitting $353.5 million.

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How the CFC is expanding into new revenue streams

COO Sheena Macdonald discusses how opening up its grounds to external productions has energized the Canadian Film Centre and boosted its bottom line.

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Vanessa Matsui selected for Sundance Institute program

Matsui’s Ghost BFF webseries (pictured) is among 10 titles chosen for the mentorship lab focused on digital short-form projects.

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Deals: Corus, PNP, Breakthrough, Gusto

Corus inks its first deal for fashion competition series Stitched (pictured), while PNP picks up the Canadian rights to TIFF’s 2018 closing night film, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 26 to April 1, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Umbrella Academy at #2 and The OA at #3.

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The Exchange gets underway in Ottawa

The coming-of-age comedy is produced by London, U.K.-based prodco Who’s On First and Toronto’s Elevation Pictures. (Noah Segal pictured).

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How Nurses subverts the typical medical procedural model

Creator and showrunner Adam Pettle shares how he built his most diverse writers’ room yet to create a new kind of medical drama.

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In Brief: Trio Orange wins Best Comedy at Series Mania

Plus: WGC unveils the Jim Burt Screenwriting award finalists, The Umbrella Academy gets a season-two renewal, and more.

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Mary Kills People heads to the U.K.

The deal with Channel Four comes three months after cameras started rolling on season three of the medical drama.

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Toronto nears $2B in production spending in 2018

The annual report from the City of Toronto said overall spend came close to 2016′s record-setting numbers, citing higher average production budgets for the increase.