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Photo gallery: 2018 Talent to Watch reception

Bell Media and the Talent Fund celebrated Telefilm Canada’s incoming Talent to Watch participants at a reception last week.

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CBC/Radio-Canada dives in with Big Blue

The pubcaster has greenlit an animated comedy-adventure series from Guru Studio.

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In Brief: Barb Williams, John Morayniss join Whites board

Plus: Lift-Off Film Fest lands in Toronto and Verizon to shutter its video app Go90.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 22 to 28, 2018

La Chute De Sparte takes the top spot, followed by Quand L’amour Se Creuse Un Trou at #2 and Indian Horse at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 22 to 28, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tops the chart, followed by The Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8 at #3.

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MUBI launches Cancon series

The curated film-focused SVOD will stream 10 Canadian films throughout the summer, beginning with Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf.

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Photo Gallery: 2018 CFC Garden Party

Producers and industry members came together to toast the CFC’s 30th anniversary at its annual garden party.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand June 19 to 25, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale tops the chart, followed by Marvel’s Luke Cage at #2 and Queer Eye at #3.

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Deals: Blue Ant, Corus, Digital Canaries

Blue Ant International scores a raft of European sales, Corus’ podcasting division partners with The Podcast Exchange, plus more.

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Bell Fund distributes $4.1M across 23 digital projects

Gearshift Films’ Gay Mean Girls, N5 Pictures’ The Runner and Attraction Images’ Fourchette were among the recipients in the inaugural round of the Short-Form Digital Series (Fiction) Program.

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Production wraps on Shelley Niro feature

Written, directed and produced by Niro, The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw stars Morningstar Angeline.

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WIFT-AT launches Shadow Project

With five series in production in Atlantic Canada, the new program aims to give women directors TV series experience.

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Five projects split $780K in Quebecor Fund coin

A new project from the director of De pere en flic 2 (pictured), last year’s highest-grossing Canadian film, will receive funding through the Film Production Assistance Program.

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In brief: DHX extends strategic review

Plus: eOne hires Kate Cundall as VP of acquisitions at its London office, cameras roll on season two of Anaid Productions and AMI-tv’s Mind Set Go, and more.

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D360 picks up It’s My Party

The marblemedia-owned company has snagged the distribution rights to Bristow Global Media’s new live-action series celebrating cultural diversity.