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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 22 to 28, 2017

Le trip a trois is at #1, followed by Junior Majeur at #2 and The Man Who Invented Christmas at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 22 to 28, 2017

Le trip a trois is at #9, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi at #1 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at #2.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.3M across 19 docs

More than half of the funded projects are produced, directed or written by women, with features from Insight Productions and Parabola Films selected.

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Season’s greetings from Playback

We’re taking a brief hiatus, but will be back with more industry news on Jan. 3, 2018. See you in the New Year!

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In brief: Jocelyn Hamilton joins the Canadian Academy’s board

Plus: CBC adds five to its board of directors and two Canadian projects are added to the Berlinale lineup.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Dec. 12 to 18, 2017

Stranger Things is at #1, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and The Crown at #3.

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What’s next in…drama?

To help producers stand out in a crowed market, experts weigh in on what trends will be hot in 2018.


The biggest business stories of the year

What better way to reflect on another busy year than to read Playback‘s most-read industry stories of 2017?

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Playback’s 2017 Hall of Fame: Andre Bureau

How the driving force behind the creation of specialty channels in Canada helped shape this country’s broadcasting system as we know it.

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Peace Point pacts with Bahrain prodco

The Toronto prodco has formed a joint venture with Jeo Productions to produce content for the global market.


Bell Media’s simsub federal court appeal dismissed

The media company is “considering all options” on how to proceed.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 4 to 10, 2017

The Indian Detective is at #12, with Murdoch Mysteries at #16.

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CTV reveals mid-season lineup

New shows and returning favourites follow a successful fall with The Good Doctor and The Indian Detective.

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CMPA’s Sandy Dobson dies at 55

The organization’s VP of finance and facilities had been with the CMPA since 2012.

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Rogers Media, CBC extend NHL deal

The newly inked seven-year agreement will keep Hockey Night in Canada and the Stanley Cup playoffs on the pubcaster until 2026.