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Sandra Dewey and Colin Bohm join BANFF board of directors

The WarnerMedia and Corus execs join as the Alberta festival gears up for its 41st edition in June.

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Elevation pacts with STX Entertainment

The deal sees Elevation solidify its partnership with STX, after the Toronto-based distributor handled the theatrical releases of Hustlers and The Upside last year.

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Pilote preps Maria Chapdelaine

MK2|Mile End is set to distribute The Fireflies Are Gone writer/director’s fourth feature film in Canada.

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Nurses to start its second shift in March

Production on season two of Global’s medical procedural will launch in Toronto, with two new cast members set to scrub in.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 3 to 9, 2020

The Curse of Oak Island lands on the list at #24, followed by Murdoch Mysteries at #28.

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Gravitas Ventures takes on James vs. His Future Self

The sci-fi comedy up for best original screenplay at the Canadian Screen Awards is expected to be released theatrically in the U.S. this May.

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Cineplex-Cineworld deal gets Ontario court approval

Meanwhile, a petition started by Vancouver’s Rio Theatre accusing Cineplex of “shutting out” indie theatres has racked up nearly 10,000 signatures.

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Breakthrough, Black Fawn spark Vicious Fun with Turner LatAm

The Toronto prodcos have partnered with Turner Latin America’s production banner to develop, co-finance and produce genre titles, starting with horror Vicious Fun.

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Building Landscape Artist of the Year Canada

Blue Ant Media’s Sam Linton and marblemedia’s Matt Hornburg discuss the path to the Canadian adaptation of the hit U.K. competition series.

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Spin Master’s COO and CIO step down

Ben Gadbois and Bill Hess have left, while global expansion expert Paul Blom and talent management exec Tara Deakin (pictured) join the toyco’s EVP ranks.

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Brad Peyton to receive CFC’s Creative Excellence award

The Newfoundland-born director behind Frontier and San Andreas will receive the honour at a reception in L.A. in March.

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Corus greenlights Save My Reno to a fourth season

The renewal of the Great Pacific-produced lifestyle series comes ahead of the season three premiere.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Feb. 7 to 13, 2020

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey comes in at #1, followed by 1917 and Bad Boys for Life at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Feb. 7 to 13, 2020

The Song of Names and Merci pour tout continue to lead, while L’acrobate snags the #3 spot.

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What to expect from the XFL in Canada

The “all-new” football league drew 1.6 million Canadian viewers across four league-opening games.