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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 10 to 16, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada leads the list, followed by Big Brother coming in at #2, #4 and #5, while America’s Got Talent lands at #6 and #8.

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CBC/Radio-Canada sets three-year inclusion plan

The pubcaster hit its Strategy 2020 goal of 2.1% Indigenous representation in its workforce, and noted that 48.9% of its employees are women.

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eOne takes international rights to Diggstown

Showrunner Floyd Kane’s upcoming legal drama starring Vinessa Antoine will premiere on CBC in winter 2019.

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Public consultations underway for Broadcasting, Telecom Acts review

The panel tasked with modernizing the Acts must present a final report to government by Jan. 31, 2020.

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Media Ranch hires Philip Kalin-Hajdu to lead creative push

The former director of development at Couzin Films will develop new unscripted series and formats.

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Cameras roll on Christal Films’ latest

The drama, Tu te souviendras de moi, is directed by Junior Majeur‘s Eric Tessier.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 14 to 20, 2018

The Nun comes in at #1, followed by The Predator landing at #2, while A Simple Favor snags the third slot.

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22 Minutes adds digital-first format for 26th season

The 10-minute standalone Dailies segments will roll out exclusively on the CBC TV streaming app four times per week.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 14 to 20, 2018

Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks the $3 million mark, followed by Little Italy coming in at #2 and Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle landing at #3.

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Christopher MacBride’s Education of Fredrick Fitzell underway in T.O.

The psychological thriller is produced by Lee Kim of Toronto’s Resolute Films and Entertainment and financially backed by Telefilm and eOne.

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Cirque du Soleil swings into TV with Big Top Academy

Cirque’s first live-action children’s show is produced by Montreal’s Apartment 11 Productions.

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George Cheeks, Paul Telegdy to replace Bob Greenblatt at NBC Entertainment

Greenblatt will aid in the transition and continue to work with NBC Entertainment on its live musical specials.

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Indiecan picks The Orchard

Written, directed and produced by Kate Twa, the Okanagan Valley-set feature will be released theatrically later this fall.

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D360 adds 19 kids titles

The distributor has added 15 series from Toronto’s Skyship Entertainment, as well as marblemedia’s Super Mighty Makers (pictured) and Holy Baloney.

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Photo gallery: 2018 WIFT-T Reception at TIFF

The annual fundraiser saw leaders from CBC, Telefilm and TIFF come out to honour the achievements and contributions of Canadian women in the entertainment industry.