IMAX sells stake in China subsidiary, eyes IPO

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The Toronto-based exhibitor lined up strategic investors for a 20% holding ahead of IMAX China going public within five years.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 24, 2014 to March 30, 2014

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MasterChef Canada sits at #11 overall this week, with Motive, Murdoch Mysteries, Dragons’ Den and Vikings all landing in the top 30 list.



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 28, 2014 to April 3, 2014

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Tom a la ferme is the number one Canadian film this week, knocking Enemy out of the top spot.



CW takes Backpackers web series to TV

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The series, from Shaftesbury U.S. and Smokebomb Entertainment, will begin shooting additional content for the 10-episode season next week.



Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 28, 2014 to April 3, 2014

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Noah takes the #1 spot at the Canadian box office this week, while Divergent sits at second place.



Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs March 17, 2014 to March 23, 2014

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Frozen takes the top spot on the DVD list this week, with Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming in at #2.



Blog: Toronto Screenwriters Conference

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Telefilm New Voices prize winner Elene Mekete takes a look at the sessions on tap at the second day of the writers’ event.



Terrance Odette’s Fall finishes filming

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The Katie Boland-starring drama will be released by Mongrel Media in Canada. (Katie Boland pictured)



Cameras roll on The Birdwatcher

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The project was partially funded by an Indiegogo campaign that brought in just over $14,000. (The Birdwatcher star Camille Sullivan pictured)



Cineflix Rights inks distribution deal with CMJ

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Cineflix’s distribution arm will gain access to over 160 hours of programming from the Canadian producer to be shopped internationally. (Lou Occhicone, COO of CMJ Distribution pictured)

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