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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 13 to 19, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot The Boys at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Mark Raso’s Netflix original Awake rolls in T.O.

Entertainment One is producing the film as Gina Rodriguez leads an ensemble with Canadian cast members Barry Pepper and 2019 TIFF Rising Star Shamier Anderson.

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Lanctot, Mozaffari among 2019 Birks Diamond nominees

The filmmakers are among six to be honoured at the tribute ceremony, which recognizes established and emerging women in the screen-based industries.

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In Brief: Anthropocene lands special theatrical run

Plus: European Film Market unveils a new initiative, while Jann Arden is the inaugural recipient of the Firecracker Department’s Blaze Award.

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Love Nature goes Sky-bound

The pay-TV operator will air Love Nature content such as Monkey Island and Big Cat Country in the U.K., Germany and Italy later this year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, August 5 to 11, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by Private Eyes at #4 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #17.

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marblemedia greenlit for All-Round Champion

Set to air in early 2020, the adaptation will see 10 accomplished North American athletes competing outside of their comfort zones.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide Media, WaZabi Films, Cineflix Rights

Gusto Worldwide Media inks another content deal with ACCION, while Cineflix Rights adds two new series to its factual slate.

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levelFILM picks up rights to White Lie, The Rest of Us

The films, produced by Film Forge and Babe Nation, respectively, are both set to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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What’s the consumer potential for Disney+?

A new study from Solutions Research Group suggests 30% of Canadians are interested in subscribing to the service, which launches in less than three months.

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CMPA unveils 2019 Indiescreen Awards nominees

Producers behind Kuessipan, The Rest of Us and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open are up for this year’s awards.

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D Films placed in receivership

CEO Jim Sherry has resigned and the company’s operations have ended, with select staff being kept on to assist with the receivership process.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films August 9 to 15, 2019

Menteur comes in at #1, followed by Jeune Juliette at #2 and La femme de mon frere at #3.

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Canadian Academy names 2019 participants for directors program

Rama Rau, Melanie Oates and Sonia Bonspille Boileau are among the emerging directors to participate in the program’s third year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films August 9 to 15, 2019

The Lion King tops the chart, followed by Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at #2 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood at #3.