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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 15 to 21, 2018

The Big Bang Theory is at #1, with Murdoch Mysteries taking the #12 spot and Cardinal at #25.

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Merchants of the Wild travels abroad

Beyond Distribution has acquired international distribution rights to the APTN series produced by Little Bear Big Wolf Pictures.

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Indiecan picks up a pair of features

After releasing its 100th film, there’s no slowing down for Avi Federgreen’s distribution outfit, which just took Canadian rights to films by two Vancouver directors.

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Aircraft’s runway to the Oscars

Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen on building The Breadwinner and campaigning for the Academy Award.

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Canadian Academy picks Ava as best first feature

Sadaf Foroughi’s coming-of-age tale has picked up eight other nominations for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Vancouver producers launch All In Pictures

Led by Marc Stephenson and Leah Mallen, the new prodco is currently in development on a range of kids- and teen-focused series.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 19 to 25, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle takes the top spot, followed by The Post and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Buck wraps on sci-fi feature Astronaut

Written and directed by Shelagh McLeod, the Hamilton, ON-shot feature stars Colm Feore and Richard Dreyfuss.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Jan. 19 to 25, 2018

Hochelaga: Terre Des Ames nabs the #1 spot, with Le trip a trois at #2 and Junior Majeur at #3.

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New coalition wants to block piracy websites

Organizations like Bell, CMPA and eOne have asked the CRTC to create an agency to identify sites that pirate content.

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Deals: Syndicado, CMJ, Corus

Toronto’s Syndicado acquires 100 hours of factual content, CMJ partners with Bill James to develop a true crime series, and more.

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eOne inks first-look deal with Marwar Junction

Under the agreement, eOne will develop and produce unscripted content with the L.A.-based company behind A&E’s documentary anthology Autobiography.

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HBO picks up Israel/Canada copro The Oslo Diaries

Produced by Medalia Productions and Montreal’s Intuitive Pictures, the doc had its world premiere at Sundance.

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Cineflix Media adds development SVP

Former Whizz Kid Entertainment exec Jimmy Baker joins the Montreal-headquartered producer/distributor.

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Our House Media taps Matt Hanna to lead L.A. office

The Kew Media-owned unscripted prodco is looking to expand its U.S. operations and capture more business from California-based digital players.