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Carole Vivier to retire from Manitoba Film & Music

The CEO and film commissioner has been with the org since 1985 and is set to step down next summer.

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Women held 40% of leadership roles in CMF-backed projects in 2017/18

The funder’s annual report also states that overall investment was down 5.4% year-over-year, though new federal funding will become available this year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 17 to 23, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians takes the top spot, followed by The Meg at #2 and Mission Impossible: Fallout at #3.

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Temple Street to bring The Biggest Modern Woman of the World to TV

X Company scribe Hannah Moscovitch will adapt Canadian author Susan Swan’s debut novel about a giantess who exhibits with P.T. Barnum.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 17 to 23, 2018

1991 leads the list, followed by La Chute De L’Empire Americain at #2 and Dans La Brume at #3.

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Projects from Foroughi, Deer selected for CFC Features

The CFC partnered with Women in View to select this year’s projects: Sadaf Foroughi’s sophomore effort Summer With Hope and Tracey Deer’s Beans.

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ACTRA adds Lisa Blanchette to director role

The newly appointed director of public policy and communications takes over from Elliott Anderson.

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TIFF names Joana Vicente executive director and co-head

The exec director of New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project will assume the new post on Nov. 1.

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Corus sets Holmes + Holmes premiere

Season two of the lifestyle show, which has been expanded to run for 12 episodes, will mark 15 years since Mike Holmes first debuted on Canadian TV screens.

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Deals: Cineflix, Evolutionary Films, levelFILM

Cineflix options a true-crime article from journalist Karen K. Ho, levelFILM and Seville International grab Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers ahead of TIFF, plus more.

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CRTC renews Hollywood Suite’s broadcast licence

The commission also gave five-year renewals to Channel Zero’s Moviola and French-language audio channel Canal M.

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Global unveils fall premiere dates

New Hollywood dramas, comedies and reality shows will bolster the network’s lineup.

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Inside My Heart to world premiere at VIFF

The doc from Canadian director Debra Kellner will bow in the fest’s Impact stream alongside the Canadian premiere of Dolphin Man: The Story of Jacques Mayol.

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Ira Levy on Breakthrough’s refocused strategy

The prominent Canadian producer discusses how Breakthrough is pivoting its production and development model following the sale of its kids catalogue to 9 Story last month.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 14 to 20, 2018

Orange Is The New Black comes in at #1, followed by Castle Rock at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #6.