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Playback’s 10 to Watch: Christopher Yip

The Edmonton-born writer/director has made a splash with his writing, advocacy and work towards upcoming project Fish Boy.

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Where next? Mapping the CMF’s future

VIDEO: Valerie Creighton and Kelly Wilhelm discuss steadying the ship in 2020, what updates to the Broadcasting Act could mean for the funder, and how the organization will support the industry as it transitions from COVID support funding into a post-pandemic future.

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Brightlight, Pier 21 developing Middleditch, Ker comedy series

The project written and created by the duo represents the first time Brightlight Pictures and Pier 21 Films have partnered.

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OUTtv greenlights, renews 10 projects

Among the commissions is a socially distanced dating show, Group Sext, from Go Button Media and a renewal for Guts and Gall Productions’ Avocado Toast.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 9 to 15, 2020

Departure makes the list at #8, followed by Private Eyes at #18.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 13 to 19, 2020

Monkey Beach tops the list, followed by The Kid Detective at #2 and The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 13 to 19, 2020

Freaky comes in at #1, followed by Let Him Go and The War with Grandpa at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Cineflix Rights CEO Chris Bonney to retire in 2021

Bonney, who leads the sales arm of Montreal-based Cineflix Media, has overseen international sales for global brands and hit shows including Property Brothers, Coroner and Wynonna Earp during his eight-year tenure.

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CMF @ 10: Evolving in a time of crisis, pt. 2

The organization is not sitting still, innovating constantly. And with the industry at what Valerie Creighton characterizes as a turning point, there is rare opportunity on the horizon. “If we get this right, Canada will hold its place with the best in the world,” she says.

Delhi Crime

Richie Mehta’s Delhi Crime wins International Emmy for best drama

The Netflix original series, written and directed by Mehta, is based on the 2012 investigation into the rape of a young woman in India.


Production permitted to continue as Toronto, Peel go into lockdown 2.0

Post-production, visual effects and animation studios are also allowed to continue, while cinemas must stay closed, except for drive-ins.


Vertical Entertainment secures Akilla’s Escape

The independent film distributor has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to director Charles Officer’s crime-noir.


ACTRA National appoints Olivia Nuamah as director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

In the newly created role, the former executive director of Pride Toronto will oversee strategies related to enhancing diversity on Canadian screens.


Arcana hires Steve Pegram’s Maroon Cartoon to aid sales, production growth

The animation studio will work with Pegram to expand the sales and production strategy for its existing IP library, with content from Heroes of the Golden Masks and The Pixies on its production and development slates.

Cup of Cheer

Micro-budget indie Cup of Cheer extended after topping domestic box office

During unprecedented times at the Canadian box office, the satirical indie feature from Jake Horowitz and Andy Lewis is resonating with drive-in theatregoers.