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Rogers closes more local TV stations

More than 20 employees have been laid off following the closure of the company’s Mississauga and Richmond Hill stations.

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Blue Box takes Corus-Hot Docs Forum pitch prize

The festival also handed out more than $75,000 in prize money to the winners of the Short Film Pitch program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 17 to 23, 2017

Big Brother Canada is at #16, with Saving Hope at #29.

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Toronto Jewish Film Fest celebrates 25 years with new streamer

With the long-term goal of helping grow festival audiences, TJFF Online aims to roll out 25 films this year.

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Hulu renews The Handmaid’s Tale

The Toronto-shot series’ sophomore season has also been picked up by Bell Media’s Bravo.

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Nomadic’s Ghost Wars set for Syfy, Netflix

Production is currently underway in Vancouver on the Simon Barry-created paranormal thriller.

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Yeti Farm explores unscripted with Kick Flip

The 10-part docuseries about female skateboarders will be accompanied by an animated show, with both geared towards tween audiences.

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Blue Ice, Indiecan pick up Canadian docs

Joseph Clement’s Integral Man will get a Canadian theatrical release this fall, plus more deals.

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Sorry For Your Loss sets up in Winnipeg

Screenwriter Collin Friesen makes his feature directorial debut in the indie comedy, produced by Farpoint and Middle Child.

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Cineflix Media, Duncan Gray form joint venture

The new prodco will focus on formats and unscripted series for the global market.

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WildBrain to create Tulipop YouTube series

DHX’s multiplatform kids network is turning Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop into an animated web series.

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Gusto adds three new Canadian originals

Fish the Dish chef Spencer Watts will host a new BBQ-themed series, with all shows set to begin production in Ontario this summer.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 21 to 27, 2017

Maudie jumps into the #1 spot, followed by C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #2 and Ballerina at #3.

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Hot Docs unveils new pitch prizes

New awards totalling $100K will be handed out to two participating projects at the festival’s Forum.