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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2016

Finding Dory is at #1, followed by Pete’s Dragon at #2 and Star Trek Beyond at #3.

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Fantasia partners with Cannes film market on packaging program

Twelve projects will be featured in the inaugural edition of the horror-focused market, including Casey Walker-directed Some Kind of Madness.

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Deals: CraveTV, Proper, 9 Story, Willson

Bell Media acquires 10-part psychic drama Shut Eye for CraveTV, 9 Story sells more than 200 episodes internationally, plus more deals.

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Column: Will Canada’s new tech talent strategy be a boon to entertainment?

Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio on how Canada’s media industries could benefit from new federal initiatives.

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Photo gallery: CMPA year-end party

Check out who made it to the association’s holiday gathering to toast 2016.

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BravoFACTUAL distributes $500K across 11 projects

Byron Hamel’s If I Go Missing and Kathryn Martin’s Hip Hop Speak are among the short documentaries to receive funding.

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Howie Mandel to host 2017 CSAs

The America’s Got Talent judge is the latest Canadian comedian to emcee the annual awards show.

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Zaib Shaikh on managing Toronto’s growth

The city’s film commissioner and director of entertainment industries discusses training up talent, finding space and planning for more production record-breaking years.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2016

Murdoch Mysteries is at #13, with Kim’s Convenience at #24 and Heartland at #28.

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Best of the Year: Home To Win

Canada’s newest specialty reality series took a cue from superheroes – packing stars into one show – and watched the viewers and sponsors pour in.

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David Brown named CEO of Blue Ant-owned Omnia Media

Brown, the former head of YouTube Canada, has joined the L.A.-based company alongside three additional executives.

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Proper Television adds former Muse producer

Matt Mitchell joins the Toronto-based prodco as the company looks to promote its slate in the U.S.

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Best of the Year: Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films

How the Toronto companies are bringing U.S. drama series (and dollars) north of the border.

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Stereo D to expand in Toronto

The Ontario Government will invest up to $4.5 million in the subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.

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Amazon Prime Video launches globally

The SVOD service is now available in Canada and more than 200 countries around the world.