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OMNI Regional commissions more Blood and Water, Second Jen

The channel also commissioned a new six-part scripted comedy, Mangoes, about a group of South Asians new to Canada.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 24 to 30, 2017

Stranger Things jumps into the top spot, with Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Mindhunter at #3.

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Syndicado sells 40 hours of content to Popcornflix

The deal between the Toronto-based digital distributor and the U.S. streaming platform includes the culinary series Cake Walk.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 16 to 22, 2017

Tragically Hip doc Long Time Running is at #11, with Murdoch Mysteries at #23.

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Halfire taps Carol Commisso as VP, development

The former Rogers exec will be charged with sourcing IP to build out the prodco’s slate of scripted dramas.

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Media Ranch reveals MIPCOM deals

The Montreal producer/distributor has sold its True Sex Confessions to SPI International, while Banijay Group is set to remake Thunderstruck.

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Whistler reveals 2017 lineup

Twenty films will compete for the Borsos prize, including Pat Kiely’s Someone Else’s Wedding.

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CAA launches Creative Labs in Vancouver

The entertainment startup has raised $16M in funding from investors including Boat Rocker Ventures and eOne.

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Jeff Boulton joins DCTV as head of production

The Tokyo Trial prodco has also promoted Jane Beaubien to senior director, business affairs and finance.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 20 to 26, 2017

Geostorm tops the chart, followed by Blade Runner 2049 at #2 and The Foreigner at #3.

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DDI acquires worldwide rights to Extracurricular

The Toronto and L.A.-based sales company will shop the in-production horror feature at the American Film Market, which gets underway tomorrow.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 20 to 26, 2017

Les Affames is at #1, with Les Rois Mongols at #2 and De Pere en Flic 2 at #3

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Shark Teeth bites into Vegas Cakes

The Toronto prodco’s latest project, a family cake-baking series for Food Network in the U.S., debuts this week.

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Canadian copros net Eurimages coin

Three projects, including Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, received approximately $1.35 million in the European funder’s latest round.

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Bunz branded-content original set for Halloween launch

Floating Island Entertainment and Crazy Shirt Productions took the bartering platform’s core philosophy to heart in creating the web series, trading services to help cut down production costs.