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Paperny ups Aynsley Vogel, Vera Lubimova

In addition to the executive appointments, the prodco has also hired a creative director as it increases its focus on growth and international sales.

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Debt sold to WGN America

Ian MacDonald, Jennifer Kennedy and Bradley Walsh are attached to the project, which is being coproduced by former Cineflix exec Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs July 27, 2015 to Aug. 2, 2015

Home takes the #1 spot for the week of July 27 to Aug. 2, with Water Diviner at #2 and Longest Ride at #3.

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Thithi wins two at Locarno film festival

The India/U.S./Canada copro picked up two awards at the 68th edition of the Swiss festival, including the best first feature prize.

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Coming Soon: Bang Bang Baby

Search Engine Films’ Jason Wright on his distribution strategy for the 1960s-set sci-fi/musical mashup, which includes an event to showcase the film’s VR trailer.

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Gallery: Murdoch Mysteries fan day

Shaftesbury attracted its biggest crowd for a Murdoch fan event on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9, with tickets selling out in less than 15 minutes.

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YTV preps Make It Pop debut

Original songs from Make It Pop will be released on iTunes and other musical platforms later this month ahead of its Sept. 9 debut on YTV.

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Deals: Distribution360, ole, Zodiak Rights, Temple Street

Distribution360 announces sales from its factual content slate, including Open House Overhaul and Disaster DIY (pictured), and more deals of the week.

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Some Assembly Required reassembles for season 3

Thunderbird exec Alex Raffe on the challenge of juggling bears, hot air balloons and budgets as the prodco sets forth on the series’ newly greenlit third season.

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TIFF ’15: Heroes Reborn, Trapped land on Primetime

The showcase of international television – which does not include any Canadian titles – is in its inaugural year. (Heroes Reborn pictured.)

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Cineplex posts record-setting revenue in Q2

The exhibitor reported overall revenue hit $345.5 million for the three months ending June 30, marking a new all-time record.

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Mobile TV fee dispute brews between Bell, Rogers

City has been dropped from Bell’s Mobile TV service and Sportsnet access reduced as the two companies fail to agree on rates.

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Temple Street’s Evolve huddles with Rugby Canada

Temple Street Media Ventures VP Michel Pratte on how the deal fits into the company’s strategy to market Evolve as more than just a fitness brand.

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Matthew Santoro, Carmilla up for Streamy awards

Other Canadian digital productions and personalities nominated for the fifth edition of the awards include Epic Meal Time and beauty vlogger Gigi Gorgeous. (Carmilla pictured.)

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Brooklyn, The Forbidden Room set for NYFF

The New York Film Festival has announced the 26 films in its Main Slate selection.