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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films August 16 to 22, 2019

Menteur takes the top spot, followed by Jeune Juliette at #2 and Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films August 16 to 22, 2019

The Lion King comes in at #1, followed by Good Boys at #2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at #3.

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Linear TV still popular for younger viewers

Although OTT is on the rise with every under-18 age group, traditional television is not dead with children.

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Vice Studios, OUTtv in development on Clothes Minded

The half-hour project is a makeover show celebrating transgender and gender non-conforming identities.

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CBC, NLFDC unveil digital production fund

With a total budget of $100,000, the NLFDC/CBC Digital Production Program will support digital content from Newfoundland and Labrador creators.

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Cameras roll on Compy Films’ Scarborough

The film sees TIFF Talent Accelerator participant Shasha Nakhai (Take Light) co-direct and produce.

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CBC sets Jane Goodall doc for The Nature of Things

She Walks with Apes is co-directed by former CBC doc exec Mark Starowicz and narrated by Sandra Oh.

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Deals: Films We Like, Wattpad, Black Fawn Films

A Cannes-winning drama and a Canadian thriller pick up domestic distribution, while Wattpad lands a development deal with a pan-regional streamer.

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Audiences jump for Amazon Prime and Crave

Despite the popularity of OTT, nearly three quarters of subscribers still subscribe to traditional TV, according to an MTM report.

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JoBro, Woods team for The Kid Detective

The dramedy is set to go into production next month and sees The O.C.‘s Adam Brody exec produce and star.

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HGF, Creative BC back four short films

The funds are distributed through the BC Shorts Program, which provides $20,000 in production financing to local filmmakers.

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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.