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Podz’ King Dave to open Fantasia

The film will make its world premiere at the 20th edition of the Montreal genre festival. (Writer and lead actor Alexandre Goyette pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 6 to 12, 2016

Sleeping Giant stays at #1 for the week of May 6 to 12, with Avant les rues at #2 and Natasha at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 6 to 12, 2016

Captain America: Civil War is at #1 for the week of May 6 to 12, followed by The Jungle Book at #2 and Mother’s Day at #3.

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Remembering Canadian TV pioneer Ralph C. Ellis

The award-winning independent producer and distributor, and founder of Ellis Entertainment, has died at the age of 91.

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Golden Maple Awards nominees announced

Laura Vandervoort (pictured), Giacomo Gianniotti, Amanda Crew and Emily Hampshire are among those up for prizes.

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DHX Media revenues dip 2% in Q3

A 63% bump in L&M revenues helped DHX Media overcome declines within its distribution, proprietary production and TV businesses. (The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour pictured.)

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Max Berdowski joins SMPIA

Berdowski (pictured) is the former general manager of Interactive Ontario.

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Borealis to open the Brooklyn Film Festival

Director Sean Garrity’s feature will make its U.S. premiere at the New York City fest.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 25 to May 1, 2016

Stars Wars: The Force Awakens is at #1 for the week of April 25 to May 1, with The Revenant at #2 and Ride Along 2 at #3.

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Minds Eye, Bridgegate, VMI ink six-picture deal

Under the agreement, Minds Eye holds the distribution rights to all six films in North America. (Minds Eye CEO Kevin DeWalt pictured.)

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LaBelle acquires Morlando’s Mean Dreams

The coming-of-age drama made its world premiere in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight program.

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Supergirl to relocate to Vancouver in CW switch

The series switches networks and production locations.

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John Tory outlines plans for a more production-friendly Toronto

The Toronto mayor addressed media and industry at Cinespace Film Studios on Thursday, following up on his trip to L.A. this winter.

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Deals: DDI, Raven Banner, Elevation

Double Dutch International has acquired the international sales rights to Super Troopers 2, plus more deals of the week.

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VSC sports new brand, inks Arrow Films deal

Now operating as Unobstructed View, the indie distributor has a new pipeline of home-entertainment horror content.