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Hot Docs ’19: Tasha Hubbard’s unexpected journey

The filmmaker discusses why she decided to take on nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up and how she approached the doc’s sensitive subject matter.

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In brief: Carmilla co-creator among Corus Writer’s Apprentice picks

Plus: Wattpad heads to Singapore and Netflix sets a premiere date for Muse Entertainment’s MOW Good Sam.

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Vortex invests in new talent with Don’t Click

The horror feature from first-time director G-Hey Kim is currently in production in Hamilton.

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CMJ shakes up exec team

The Montreal prodco has upped two within its senior ranks and hired a former Exploration Production exec, while its founder shifts to a new role.

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Telefilm, Rogers support 16 documentaries

Projects including 2019 Hot Docs opener nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up and Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian will share $1.6 million.

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Julie Bristow joins Comweb, Whites board of advisors

Current board members include CEO Paul Bronfman and JDM Media president John Morayniss.

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Wow! Unlimited gets musical with Bob Ezrin

The former Pink Floyd producer is now in development on two “music-infused” kids programs, including Ukulele U with CBC.

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Cineflix signs first-look with Alexis Robie

The exec producer’s credits include The First 48 and The Killer Speaks for A&E Network.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 12 to 18, 2019

Stockholm takes the top spot, followed by Ville Neuve at #2 and Mad Dog Labine at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 12 to 18, 2019

Toronto-shot Shazam! comes in at #1, followed by Hellboy at #2 and Captain Marvel at #3.

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Netflix nabs more Cupcake & Dino

New episodes of the animated comedy from eOne and Birdo Studios will launch globally on the streamer next month.

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P.E.I. feature funded through CEDB program

Susan Rodgers’ in-production film Still the Water is primarily funded via the province’s Community Economic Development Business share program.

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To Live To Sing selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

The Mandarin-language feature from writer/director Johnny Ma follows 2016′s Old Stone.

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Kenneth J. Harvey’s Pill Factory series in development

Kafka Pictures, which has offices in L.A. and Vancouver, will produce the series along with writer Norm Hiscock.

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CRTC issues mandatory order for Quebecor to restore TVA Sports

Quebecor said it would abide by the order but reiterated its stance that there is a “dramatic imbalance” in the royalties paid to specialty channels.