In Brief: UBCP/ACTRA announces award honourees

Plus, Montreal’s UNLTD launches its VR project Trinity and Hot Docs names Lalita Krishna as co-chair of its board of directors.

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Play Management expands footprint with Toronto office

The Vancouver-based talent agency has hired veteran Toronto agent Meagan Allison-Hancock to lead the new outpost.

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Francophone media gets boost in fall economic statement

The government said it will invest $14.6 million over five years on a Francophone digital platform with TV5Monde public broadcasters.

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Gloria Ui Young Kim rolls on her debut feature

Winner of the WIDC’s 2016 Feature Film prize, Queen of the Morning Calm stars Tina Jung and Jesse LaVercombe.

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WildBrain to produce digital magic for Irish toy co

DHX Media’s digital kids network will helm content, YouTube and ad strategies for The Irish Fairy Door Company.

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Revenues dip slightly for eOne in latest financials

Strong growth in its family and brands business was offset by declines on the film and TV side, and one-off restructuring costs.

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Nathalie Cloutier upped at NFB’s French Documentary Studio

The producer, whose credits include The Amina Profile and RIDM winner A Delicate Balance, has been with the Studio since 2010.

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Paul Lewis joins World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

The veteran factual exec has been named conference director at the annual market for unscripted producers, distributors and broadcasters.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 5 to 11, 2018

The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon take the top two, meanwhile Murdoch Mysteries lands at #24.

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Lone Eagle options U.K. family game-show format

The Toronto prodco behind You Gotta Eat Here! will shop the series, which has parents guessing how their child will make decisions, in Canada.


Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers lands U.S. distribution

Good Deed Entertainment will distribute the film theatrically in the U.S. in 2019.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 9 to 15, 2018

Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin comes in at #1, followed by Anthropocene and That Never Happened at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Spice It Up duo bring cautionary cancer tale to camera

Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis co-write and direct Baldy, from Film Forge Productions and Lisa Pictures in association with Babe Nation Films.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 9 to 15, 2018

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch takes the top spot, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody at #2 and A Star is Born at #3.

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What’s the profile of a pirate? Findings of new study may surprise

According to a new MTM report, the demographic data of those who acquire content illegally may not be in line with common assumptions.