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Walton to coach CFC’s next group of TV writers

Karen Walton (pictured) was named this year’s executive producer in residence for the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program.

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Akyol’s Gulistan to screen at RIDM doc fest

Gulistan, Land of Roses from director Zayne Akyol will screen at the Montreal festival in November.

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eOne Television promotes Steinmetz to SVP of production financing

Vanessa Steinmetz has been with eOne since the company acquired Barna-Alper Productions in 2008.

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CMF distributes $4.7M across 22 projects

The Experimental Stream funds were awarded to the development and marketing of digital media projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 25 to July 31, 2016

Amazing Race Canada is at #1 for the week of July 25 to 31, with Motive at #15 and Private Eyes at #17.

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MusiMax rebrands as Max

Realizing that two music channels in the market was two too many, Groupe V Media has charted a new course for Max.

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History Canada, More4 embark on a treasure hunt

Hunting Nazi Treasure is coproduced by Toronto’s Saloon Media and U.K.-based BriteSpark Films. (Host Robert Edsel pictured.)

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NSI names inaugural Business for Producers participants

The program aims to help Western Canadian production companies grow their business.

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eOne rejects ITV takeover proposal

The Canadian producer and distributor has declined U.K. broadcaster ITV’s GBP1.03 billion offer.

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Blue Ant acquires Seasons Christmas Show event

The company has added the Toronto exhibition to its portfolio of consumer events, which also includes the Cottage Life Show.

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Gulistan, Land of Roses wins Doc Alliance Selection Award

Zayne Akyol’s feature documentary is produced by Montreal-based Peripheria, Germany’s Mitosfilm and the NFB.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 29 to Aug. 4, 2016

Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 is #1 for the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, followed by Closet Monster at #2 and King Dave at #3.

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TIFF ’16: Colossal, I Am the Pretty Thing added to festival programs

The festival has announced programming for its Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Cinematheque, Docs and Short Cuts sections.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 29 to Aug. 4, 2016

Jason Bourne is at #1 for the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, followed by Star Trek Beyond at #2 and Bad Moms at #3.