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YouTube to reduce originals slate, global head of original content Susanne Daniels exits

Going forward, YouTube plans to only fund programming within its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds.

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Indigenous business competition series headed for APTN

Vancouver’s Sparkly Frog Clan Productions is behind Bears’ Lair, which offers Indigenous entrepreneurs a total of $180,000 in prize dollars for their business.

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Denis Côté to screen in competition at 2022 Berlinale

Côté’s Un été comme ça will make its world premiere while a film from Canadian director Ashley McKenzie screens in the Encounters category.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Jan. 3 to 9, 2022

The season two premiere of CTV medical drama Transplant attracts more than 1.1 million viewers, while the series premiere of CBC comedy Son of a Critch cracks the top 30.

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Tributes pour in for late Quebec director Jean-Claude Lord

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez is among those sharing thoughts on the pioneering He Shoots, He Scores director, who has died at age 78.

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EXCLUSIVE: Solis Animation and rockers Rare Americans launch new animation studio

Crooked City Studios comes after Toronto-based Solis Animation and Vancouver’s Rare Americans worked on 16 music videos together.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 7 to 13, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home stays on top of the Canadian box office while The 355 hits No. 4 in its debut week.

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Canadian Academy names eight special award recipients

Among the 2022 awards, which will be handed out during Canadian Screen Week, is the newly created Changemaker Award.

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TFCA names nominees for Best Canadian Film

The award, which comes with a $100,000 cash prize, will be presented at the TFCA’s March gala.

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Colette Switzer, AMPIA director of programming, has died

Representatives from the Alberta Media Production Industries Association are remembering Switzer as “the rock” of the AMPIA.

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Pacific Screenwriting Program appoints its first executive director

The PSP has also appointed three new board members as the non-profit aims to become “a key local industry stakeholder championing screenwriters” in B.C.

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Cineworld moves forward with appeal of Cineplex damages suit

The U.K. chain is appealing a decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to award Cineplex $1.24 billion in damages from the terminated acquisition.

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Hot Sheet: Digital demand for Jan. 3 to 9, 2022

Cobra Kai overtakes fellow Netflix series The Witcher to lead digital and overall demand in Canada.

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In brief: Jump, Darling leaps to the U.S.

Plus, Canadian Geographic launches a film grant for emerging documentary filmmakers, Levy joins Thunderbird board and Dune, Nightmare Alley rack up more award nominations.

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CBC reveals several new series for winter podcast lineup

A personal podcast from journalist Anna Maria Tremonti and a weekly current events show hosted by Tamara Khandaker are among the new offerings.