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Ted Sarandos to keynote BANFF’s Summit Series

Netflix’s chief content officer will take part in a fireside chat set for Monday, June 15.

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Photo gallery: 2020 ACTRA Toronto Awards

See the nominees and winners from this Saturday’s 18th annual edition of the event.

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New feature gives insight into what people are watching on Netflix

The new tool compiles daily “Top 10″ lists for series and films, with unscripted show Love is Blind leading the chart in Canada today and Vikings coming in at number six.

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CBC boosts collaboration with Germany’s ZDF

The pubcasters signed an MOU at Berlinale to codevelop scripted and factual content, marking CBC’s third strategic international partnership in less than a year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Feb. 14 to 20, 2020

Mafia Inc cracks the top 10, while Sonic the Hedgehog and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey continue to lead.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Feb. 14 to 20, 2020

Mafia Inc claims the top spot, followed by The Song of Names at #2 and Botero at #3.

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Mongrel Media nabs Sean Garrity’s latest

Written, directed and produced by the My Awkward Sexual Adventure director, I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight will open this March.

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In brief: A new indie film streamer arrives in Canada

Plus: Sonic the Hedgehog rings up $37.5 million in B.C. production spend and Digital Dimension opens kids and animation-focused divisions.

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Hangar 18 gets to work on The Fight Machine

Produced under Raven Banner Entertainment’s joint venture with 9 Light Entertainment and Red Square Motion, the film sees Raven Banner’s Andrew T. Hunt direct.

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Anne with an E sweeps ACTRA awards

Meanwhile, Hotel Transylvania: The Series dominates the voice category and Schitt’s Creek wins the ensemble award for the second consecutive year.

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Deals: Ego Film Arts, Bell Media, Sinking Ship, OUTtv

Kino Lorber grabs the U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s Guest of Honour, Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana movie heads to Japan via a newly inked sub-distribution deal, plus more.

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Spin Master, Nickelodeon unleash PAW Patrol movie

The popular puppy property’s first animated feature will be distributed by Paramount Pictures in August 2021, and will be followed by multiple feature films from Spin Master.

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Incendo, Further South Productions team for Ice

Created and written by John Forte, the Canada/U.K. copro sees Lionsgate serve as the thriller’s international distributor.

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CFC gets a $2.3M funding boost from Ontario government

The investment, announced at last night’s CFC gala by Minister Lisa MacLeod, will be used to sustain and grow the film centre’s programs across film, TV, digital and music.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Feb. 11 to 17, 2020

The Mandalorian, Star Trek: Picard and The Witcher continue to lead, while demand for Narcos saw the show land at #7.