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Deals: Level Film, Sinking Ship

Toronto distributor LevelFilm acquires domestic rights to Sergio Navarretta’s feature The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship, plus more deals.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 22 to 28, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #7, with the season two premiere of Private Eyes at #17.

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Action-adventure SuperGrid shooting in Regina

The project reunites WolfCop writer/director Lowell Dean and producer Hugh Patterson, with Raven Banner handling Canadian distribution and foreign sales.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 26 to June 1, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 passes $4 million at the domestic box office, with Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

Charlotte Mickie

Charlotte Mickie to exit Mongrel International

Caroline Habib has been promoted to director of the global sales division of Mongrel Media.

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Carmilla feature rolling in T.O.

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings on the movie’s fall release and aging up the target audience.

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Upfronts ’17: Rogers Media brings on the comedy and Cancon

City has added 12 new titles to its schedule, including Canadian originals Fubar and Bad Blood.

Rebels On Pointe

Rebels on Pointe takes best Canadian feature at Inside Out

The annual LGBT film festival also named the winners of its audience awards and BravoFACT pitch competition.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 26 to June 1, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #5, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #2.

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Rogers Media announces national CityNews expansion

The media co will be bringing local versions of the nightly news program to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal.

Hello Destroyer

Hello Destroyer nabs five prizes at 2017 Leos

Kevan Funk’s debut feature won awards for best picture and best direction. Who else walked away with a trophy?

Absentia

Upfronts ’17: Corus adds blockbuster series to specialty lineup

Showcase and ABC Spark will both be home to new Marvel shows, while History will debut Knightfall from exec producer Jeremy Renner.

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Upfronts ’17: Global renews Mary Kills People

Plus Barbara Williams, EVP and COO at Corus Entertainment, talks about the six new dramas and four comedies joining Global’s schedule.

Noel Hodges

Noel Hedges named EVP of acquisitions, eOne Television

The former SVP of acquisitions at Cineflix Rights and ITV Studios will oversee teams in Toronto and London, U.K.