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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Malachi Ellis

PRESENTED BY CBC: The eOne production coordinator has superheroic ambitions as an up-and-coming producer.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Nov. 1 to 7, 2021

The Good Doctor leads, followed by CSI: Vegas and Survivor.


Red Arrow Studios sells Gravitas to Anthem

The Toronto-based company headed by longtime Canwest TV executive Leonard Asper is gaining a 3,000-title content library to fuel a FAST channel.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 5 to 11, 2021

Eternals comes in at No. 1 for its opening week while Hindi-language action film Sooryavanshi debuts at No. 3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 5 to 11, 2021

Catherine Therrien’s drama Une révision debuts at No. 1, followed by Drunken Birds (Les Oiseaux ivres) and Maria Chapdelaine.


BIPOC-focused Black Market Releasing ready to launch

Led by Frances Anne Solomon, the company will focus on serving the Canadian theatrical market by elevating diverse voices and stories through film.

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In brief: Geordie Sabbagh thriller nabs $60K pitch prize

Plus: Asis Sethi is set to roll on postpartum focused project and Antica Productions has inked an exclusive first-look agreement with Telltale, a new premium factual focused U.K. prodco.


Cream Productions launches sustainability initiative led by in-house team

The Toronto-based prodco has hired Angelica Siegel (pictured) as its sustainability strategy manager.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 1 to 7, 2021

Ted Lasso holds the No. 1 spot in digital originals, while Saturday Night Live and PAW Patrol continue to lead overall demand.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Oct. 25 to 31, 2021

Hudson & Rex and Murdoch Mysteries crack the top 30 with The Good Doctor holding to No. 1 spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2021

No Time to Die remains at No. 1 for a fourth week, while the previews for Marvel’s Eternals propels it to No. 4.