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Updated: Alberta industry scrambles to assess impact of 2019 budget

Alberta’s UCP government revealed a number of changes as it begins to lay out the plan to replace its grant program for a tax credit system.

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Inside Out, OUTtv name OUTspoken recipients

The two projects, No Squad in the Wild and The Archivist, will receive $18,000 each.

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Deluxe receives U.S. court approval for bankruptcy plan

The post-production firm says the approval will allow it to reduce its long-term debt by half and gain access to around USD$115 million in new financing.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 15 to 21, 2019

Stranger Things takes the top spot, followed by The Boys at #2, while Letterkenny cracks the list at #5.

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Bordering the U.S.: win or lose for Canadian media?

Column: with the BTLR panel’s final report set to land in January, Irene Berkowitz examines whether a long-standing assumption of Canada’s media policy is true or false.

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D Films assets go up for sale

Two months after it was placed in privately appointed receivership, a sale process for the business assets of D Films has been initiated.

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In brief: Film, theatre producer Mel Tuck wins lifetime achievement

Plus: Touchwood PR hires Judy Lung to a newly created VP role and Bron-backed prodco Little Lamb Productions will film a new feature in Montreal.

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Anne at 13,000 ft flies with Cinema Guild

The New York-based distributor plans to release Kazik Radwanski’s latest film in U.S. theatres next year.

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Rogers Infinite drives Q3 revenue, media down

Sportsnet drove higher revenues, but the sale of most of the publishing division softened media revenue.

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Stacey Tenenbaum gets to work on Scrap

Raven Banner Entertainment’s Northern Banner Releasing is attached to the environmental art film as its Canadian distributor.

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WIFT-T unveils 2019 Crystal Award winners

This year’s recipients include producer Mary Young Leckie, maxine bailey and Esta Spalding.

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Incendo rolls on Within These Walls

The film, now in production in Montreal, is the feature-length directorial debut of Anne De Lean and is written by frequent Incendo collaborator Barbara Kymlicka.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 7 to 13, 2019

The Good Doctor leads the list, followed by Grey’s Anatomy at #2 and New Amsterdam at #3.

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Goulet’s Night Raiders brings its dystopian world to Toronto

Now in production, the sci-fi film boasts Taika Waititi as an executive producer, with Toronto’s Alcina Pictures and Manitoba’s Eagle Vision coproducing alongside New Zealand’s Miss Conception Films.

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Industry cautiously welcomes news of Liberal minority government

As the dust settles on Monday’s election result, stakeholders weigh in on what a minority government could mean in the context of legislative reviews and platform pledges.