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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 11 to 17, 2019

Black Mirror tops the chart, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Atomic Cartoons moves into phase two of Ottawa expansion

Ottawa studio head Chris Wightman discusses the animation studio’s rapid growth in the region and what’s next for the branch.

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Photo gallery: 2019 Talent to Watch reception

See who came out to celebrate the recipients for this year’s Talent to Watch program.

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NFB hits production-spending target for Indigenous-led works

The public producer also gave a comprehensive update on a 40-project slate of Indigenous works, including titles from Michelle Latimer and Kim O’Bomsawin.

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In brief: TIFF taps Macnaughton as director of industry

NSI narrows Totally Television projects to two, Schitt’s Creek picks up an award and more noms, the CRTC’s new Quebec appointment, and more.

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Upfronts ’19: Blue Ant greenlights more paranormal, lifestyle titles

New series in the 2019/20 broadcast schedule include Hotel Paranormal from Saloon Media and High Maintenance from Frantic Films and Kew Media Distribution.

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CFC announces 17 participants for 2019 Cineplex Film Program

Julie Strifler and Shant Joshi are among five producers that will develop their original projects through the five-and-a-half-month program.

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Canadian producers selected for 2019 Trans Atlantic Partners

Eight Canadians including Eagle Vision’s Rebecca Gibson and GreenGround’s Aonan Yang are among the 26 producers selected for this year’s program.

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TV projects from Cineflix, Sienna, Muse net Bell Fund coin

The funder also backed new titles from Banger Films, Moon Astronaut Studios and First Nation Films through its Short-Form Digital Series Fiction Program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 3 to 9, 2019

MasterChef Canada comes in at #7, followed by Private Eyes at #12 and Island of Bryan at #13.

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Aeon Studio Group eyes Hamilton production hub

Aeon says it plans to build 500,000 square feet of studio space, with around one-third of that becoming operational within a year.

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Telefilm awards $1.3M to three Quebec films

The funds are provided through Telefilm’s selective production program, with recent Oscar nominee Marianne Farley (pictured) among the recipients.

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Colonelle Films pairs with Woods Entertainment on drama feature

Like a House on Fire, written and directed by Jesse Noah Klein, is in production in Toronto until July 15.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 7 to 13, 2019

Aladdin takes the top spot, followed by The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Dark Phoenix at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 7 to 13, 2019

La femme de mon frere comes in at #1, followed by The Grizzlies at #2 and Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind at #3.