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.

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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.

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Sim Group purchases The Crossing Studios

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

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Meridian Artists adds below-the-line division

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

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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.

Killjoys

Killjoys renewed for two final seasons on Space, Syfy

Meanwhile Dark Matter was not renewed for a fourth season.

Piers Handling

TIFF’s Piers Handling to step down

The director and CEO will vacate his post following TIFF ’18, with the festival beginning its search for his replacement in the coming months.

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DHX adds Jerry Diaz as VP distribution

The former Nelvana exec will lead the Halifax-based company’s global sales team.

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The CRTC’s TV code comes into effect today

Cable cos must now make things like promotional offers and pricing changes clear to customers.

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CTV’s The Launch underway in T.O.

Bell Media’s SVP of content and programming Mike Cosentino talks about prepping the format for an international rollout and filling mid-season time slots.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 22 to 28, 2017

Stranger Things tops the chart for digital originals, with Marvel’s The Defenders at #2 and Ozark at #3.

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Netflix brings Menorca to the U.S.

The streaming giant acquired the Farpoint Films feature through a deal secured by Toronto’s A71 Entertainment.