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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.


Photo gallery: 2019 Talent to Watch reception

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.