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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 28 to May 4, 2017

The Fate of the Furious tops the chart, followed by The Circle at #2 and Beauty and the Beast at #3.

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Productivity Media inks first-look pact with Liquid Media Group

The deal between the two companies calls for an annual production spend of at least $50 million.

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Jon Cowley joins FuseFX

The VFX veteran will lead the company’s production team in Vancouver.

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New Canada, China copro treaty comes into force

The government has also signed an updated treaty with New Zealand, which lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.

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City adds Shazam branded game show to summer schedule

The Rogers Media-owned network’s lineup features a number of old-school hits, including a branded series that will challenge contestants against the music app.

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Who picked up a prize at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards?

Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf and DHX’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes were among the winners on Thursday night.

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Handmaid’s Tale premiere sets records for Bravo

The TV adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel is the most-watched premiere in five years for the Bell Media channel.

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CTV unveils summer lineup

The Bell Media channel made a trio of international pickups, including the new Shonda Rhimes period drama Still Star-Crossed.

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In Brief: Odd Squad scores five Emmys

CMPA has promoted Liz Shorten to an SVP role and the Canadian Cinema Editors will honour Mairin Wilkinson.

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Rogers closes more local TV stations

More than 20 employees have been laid off following the closure of the company’s Mississauga and Richmond Hill stations.

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Blue Box takes Corus-Hot Docs Forum pitch prize

The festival also handed out more than $75,000 in prize money to the winners of the Short Film Pitch program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 17 to 23, 2017

Big Brother Canada is at #16, with Saving Hope at #29.

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Toronto Jewish Film Fest celebrates 25 years with new streamer

With the long-term goal of helping grow festival audiences, TJFF Online aims to roll out 25 films this year.