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Vincenzo Natali’s latest to world premiere at Fantastic Fest

The Texas festival will also host the world premiere of Super Channel original documentary Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for July 23 to 29, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Orange Is The New Black at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Ad revenue, new subscribers drive BCE Q2 growth

The company achieved its fourth consecutive quarter of growth, with operating revenue climbing by 2.5% to $5.9 billion.

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Telefilm achieves gender parity for female producers in 2018/19

The funder did not see the same gains for female writers and directors, calling on the industry to put more women at the helm of big budget productions.

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In brief: Canadians nab prizes at Fantasia, Nickel, OutFest

Springboard leaps into action, while It Was All So Wonderful: The Everyday Magic of Mary Pratt and Queering the Script win prizes.

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TFO names Eric Minoli interim president and CEO

Minoli assumes the post on Aug. 17 following the departure of Glenn O’Farrell.

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Director Leon Marr passes away

The filmmaker’s credits included The Second Time Around and the Genie Award-winning Dancing in the Dark.

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TIFF sets Filmmaker Lab, Rising Stars and Pitch This! participants

The festival also announced the six female creators set for its new year-long TIFF Talent Accelerator.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 15 to 21, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by Private Eyes at #3, while The Handmaid’s Tale and Hudson and Rex crack the top 30.

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A71 boards Between Waves

The sci-fi feature, directed by Virginia Abramovich, picked up additional funding from Telefilm for post-production.

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ITV Studios acquires Armoza Formats

The Israeli prodco and distributor has produced more than 100 unscripted formats and leads global sales on the TVA series Dance Revolution.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 19 to 25, 2019

The Lion King claims the top spot, followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home at #2, while Menteur comes in at #4.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films July 19 to 25, 2019

Menteur comes in at #1, followed by La femme de mon frere at #2 and Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies at #3.

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Nick Crowe joins Saloon Media

The former Shaw Media executive will focus on developing new factual entertainment series and specials for the global market.

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LeBron James, Drake bring Uninterrupted to Canada

The digital sports brand will be led by former Sportsnet president Scott Moore alongside producer Vinay Virmani.