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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Feb. 27 to March 5, 2018

Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery tops the charts, followed by Netflix’s Stranger Things and The Grand Tour at #2 and #3.

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Canadian projects headed to Tribeca Film Festival

Among them is Robert Budreau’s (pictured) copro Stockholm, which world premieres in the festival’s Spotlight Narrative program.

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In brief: CMF joins int’l partners for Arctic Indigenous Film Fund

Plus: Baywood Virtual FX adds a new face to its Toronto team and the National Screen Institute partners on a doc to further Indigenous culture.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.


CSAs ’18: Cardinal, Alias Grace, Baroness win big in fiction gala

A fierce night of competition saw Canadian hits going head-to-head, with series across all major broadcasters taking home trophies.

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The unusual suspect: Carolle Brabant

From Playback magazine: A look back at the career, challenges and achievements of Telefilm’s exiting executive director.

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NFB close to gender parity: report

The funder saw 47% of its projects directed by women compared to men (38%) and a spike in the number of mixed teams for 2017 to 2018.

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Canadian projects named to new Cannes Drama Creative Forum

The Donaldson Company’s Whatever, Linda (pictured) is one of the titles named to the new Canneseries In Development program.

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Melissa Kajpust upped at Super Channel

With the promotion, Kajpust’s remit will expand to include all U.S. and international program acquisitions.


WIFT-V unveils genre contest winners

Reem Morsi’s Fish and Nicole Steeves’ The Method were among the projects selected for the genre concept competition.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 19 to 25, 2018

CBC’s primetime coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics nabs the #1 and #3 spots, followed by the encore coverage of PyeongChang’s closing ceremony at #2.

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City renews Bad Blood for season two

The mob drama has been given an expanded, eight-episode order and will return to City in the fall.

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Heidi Schorn moves to Alibi Entertainment

The former eOne exec is joining Toronto-based Alibi as director of development.

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New fund launches for sexual-violence support services

The Aftermetoo movement is partnering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation to launch the fund, which aims to raise $7 million.


CSAs 2018: Women take the stage

Awards season is traditionally dominated by men, but this year’s Canadian Screen Awards shines a spotlight on more diverse talent.