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CHCH announces fall premiere dates

The Channel Zero network will become the exclusive Canadian broadcast home of Netflix hit House of Cards.

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Wow Unlimited names new EVP, CFO

John Vandervelde joins the corporation, taking over for interim CFO Christine Read.

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Distributors’ TIFF-lists

Execs from eOne, Raven Banner and Elevation dish on what they’re looking for at this year’s fest.

Titan Stages

Cinespace to add two more studios to Kipling Avenue location

The company will add more than 50,000 square feet of additional space to its current facility, as well as a permanent underwater filming tank.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2017

Narcos tops the chart for digital originals, with The Handmaid’s Tale at #6 and Castlevania at #8.

Stuart Garvie

Bell Media shuffles senior leadership team

With the departure of Stuart Garvie, the media co has promoted several to take on new programming and media sales roles.

Ward Platt

Blue Ant launches global networks division

Former Discovery and Fox exec Ward Platt joins the Toronto company to head up the new department.

CBC Comedy Line Up

Comic universes collide as CBC preps fall comedy lineup

Talent from Kim’s Convenience, Mr. D, Rick Mercer Report and This Hour Has 22 Minutes meet on the Kim’s shop floor in the new ad spot.

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A71 nabs Canadian rights to The Heretics

The Toronto-based company will release the horror feature in theatres across the country this fall.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 25 to 31, 2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is at #1, followed by De Pere en Flic 2 at #2 and Le probleme d’infiltration at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 25 to 31, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is at #1, with Annabelle: Creation at #2 and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature at #7.

Dian Cross-Massey

Sim Group purchases The Crossing Studios

The production services company is expanding into studio ownership, acquiring 400,000 square feet of space in Vancouver.

Courtenay Bainbridge

Meridian Artists adds below-the-line division

The Toronto film and TV agency has appointed Courtenay Bainbridge to lead the new department.

Ivan Fecan

Ivan Fecan named Thunderbird CEO

The interim appointment follows co-founder Tim Gamble’s move to vice chair of the Thunderbird board.

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Which specialty networks got the biggest boost in 2016?

The CRTC has released its stats on specialty TV revenue and expenses for 2016, revealing big swings in Cancon programming expenses.