Hot Docs

Lena MacDonald’s Betrayal named Corus-Hot Docs Forum prize winner

Produced by Toronto’s Ferocious Films, the doc nabbed a $10,000 cash prize.

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Media revenues stable in BCE’s Q1 financials

Bell Media’s operating revenues dipped slightly to $749 million in Q1 as overall growth in subscriber revenues offset declines in the ad market.

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eOne’s Armand Leo joins Blue Ice

The former SVP of global physical production joins the Toronto-based prodco as EVP of production and creative affairs.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 16 to 22, 2018

The Big Bang Theory snags the top spot, with MasterChef Canada coming in at #19 and Big Brother Canada landing at #21, #23 and #28.

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Shark Teeth options wild western novella

The Toronto-based Vegas Cakes producer has acquired the rights to Sarah Gailey’s River of Teeth.

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Scott Brothers Global names new president

David Dembroski will lead the organization, which serves as the parent co for Scott Brothers Entertainment and Scott Living.

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Bringing Indigenous voices to the forefront

In his keynote address at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Indigenous Screen Office director Jesse Wente laid out his goals for the newly launched office.

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Hulu renews The Handmaid’s Tale for round three

The Toronto-shot series’ third season is set to return to Cinespace’s Kipling Studio.

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Marianne Culbert joins Portfolio Entertainment

The veteran production executive has joined the Toronto company as VP, production.

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Mongrel Media nabs Canadian rights to Kayak to Klemtu

Produced by Daniel Bekerman and Sheryl Kotzer, Zoe Hopkins’ directorial debut will get a May theatrical release.

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CBC greenlights Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

Produced by Toronto’s Media Headquarters, the hour-long series is expected to debut on the pubcaster in fall 2018.

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Thunderbird options The Marrow Thieves

The Vancouver-based prodco plans to adapt Cherie Dimaline’s novel into a limited series.

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Polley, Filiatrault, Nealon among WGC Awards winners

Meanwhile, Mark Ellis (pictured) gave a moving tribute upon accepting the Denis McGrath Award for Service to the WGC.

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Danis Goulet joins Gravestock on TIFF’s Canada team

The festival also announced a number of other programming and program changes.

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TVA bolsters specialty offering with Serdy acquisition

The communications company will add Evasion and Zeste to its portfolio of channels.