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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is at #1, followed by It at #2 and The Lego Ninjago Movie at #3.

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Jenkinson/Goode Productions options refugee medical memoir

The Vancouver prodco behind the 2015 thriller Numb has optioned the screen-based rights to the book.

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

Les rois mongols tops the chart, with De pere en flic 2 at #2 and Et au pire, on se mariera at #3.

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VIFF looks to build out ‘film-plus’ model in 2017

Through a partnership with Buffer Fest and a music-focused program, the Vancouver festival aims to draw in new parts of B.C.’s creative ecosystem with its expanding roster of programs.

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Cameras roll on Danishka Esterhazy’s Level 16

The dystopian YA thriller, produced by Toronto’s Markham Street Films, recently received funding from CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund.

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Watt, watt: eOne goes social in search for new stories

The global content studio has inked a deal with story-sharing platform Wattpad to mine IP for film, TV and VR projects.

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T.O.-shot Star Trek: Discovery breaks viewership record

Bell Media is reporting big numbers for the fan-favourite franchise, which set up shop at Pinewood Studios in 2016.

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ChizComm launches new prodco kidsistr

Led by execs Harold Chizick, Harvey Glazer and Donna MacNeil, the consumer marketing-focused company will work with top global toy brands.

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eOne acquires Tokyo Trial

The news comes two days after the four-part miniseries, coproduced by Don Carmody Television, received an International Emmy nomination.

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Cameras roll on Brotherhood

The historical drama is produced by Industry Pictures, Karma Film and JoBro Productions.

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Can broader appeal and co-viewing keep Comedy laughing?

The channel is doubling down on a strategy that has served it well over 20 years, relying on syndicated and second-window hits to provide viewers with TV comfort food.

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In Brief: CFC adds four to board

Plus: WIFT-T introduces a new mentorship program for members and OUTtvGO launches on Apple TV.

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Brain Power’s Witches Ball goes to Discovery Networks

The Ontario producer gets a treat, not a trick, for Halloween as it locks in a deal to see its live-action film air in multiple Discovery markets.

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Cameras rolling in T.O. on Lucky Day

The France/Canada copro is produced by Don Carmody and Samuel Hadida, who have previously worked together on the Resident Evil and Silent Hill films.

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The Carmilla Movie to hit theatres in October

In addition to its one-night-only theatrical release, the film will be available to global audiences to stream on Fullscreen.