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CMF awards $5.5M across 14 docs

Rezolution Pictures’ Red Fever and 90th Parallel’s Michelle Latimer-directed Inconvenient Indian are two of the projects to receive funding.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 9 to 15, 2018

The Amazing Race Canada hits #2, followed by Private Eyes coming in at #12 and Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale landing at #26.

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Ron Mann’s Carmine Street Guitars to debut at Venice

Two Canadian virtual reality projects have also been selected to compete at the Italian festival.

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Film financier MovieCoin partners with TV-Two

Smart TV viewers will be rewarded with cryptocurrency for watching trailers and sharing their personal data on the TV-Two platform.

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Vertical Entertainment acquires The Reckoning for U.S.

Barry Avrich’s follow up to his 2010 film Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project will be released stateside later this year.

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Banger Films brings the ‘Metal’

Shredders of Metal, a competition series from Toronto’s Banger Films, launched this week on the prodco’s YouTube channel.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 13 to 19, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 comes in at #1, followed by Ant-Man and The Wasp at #2, while Denis Arcand’s La Chute De L’Empire Americain cracks the top 10.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 13 to 19, 2018

La Chute De L’Empire Americain tops the list, followed by Metamorphosis coming in at #2 and Nelly et Simon: Mission Yeti landing at #3.

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SODEC selects 11 docs to receive production assistance

Galafilm’s Odyssee sous les glaces and Cinemaginaire’s La parfaite victime are among the docs to receive funding.

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DHX closes Peanuts minority stake sale

The deal sees Sony Music Entertainment Japan buy 49% of the media co’s 80% interest in the Peanuts brand for $235.6 million in cash.

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Wynonna Earp gets back in the saddle

Following its season-three premiere last week, Seven24 Films’ supernatural western got the greenlight for a fourth season of demon hunting.

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Don Ferguson Productions partners with Rivas brothers

The Toronto prodco is developing the Rivas’ Rapp Battlez live comedy show for television.

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CMF awards $9.5M across 12 digi media projects

VR projects from Secret Location and Cream Digital are among those selected to receive support through the funder’s Experimental Stream – Innovation Program.

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CMF’s cross-country consultation set for 18 cities this fall

Focus groups will give stakeholders the chance to weigh in on how evolving market conditions and a challenging regulatory environment will affect CMF’s funding programs in the future.

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DHX names new managing director for WildBrain

Former regional head of Vevo Jon Gisby joins the London, U.K.-based digital network.