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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 31 to April 6, 2020

Ozark climbs to the top of the Digital Original list, while Schitt’s Creek lands at #8 on the Overall TV Show chart.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 23 to 29, 2020

Transplant comes in at #16, while Big Brother Canada cracks the list at #25.


UPDATED: Events and productions impacted by COVID-19

With the situation rapidly evolving, Playback will be updating this post with information on what productions and events have been affected.

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Rethinking the production model for a post-COVID world

Virtual roundtable part two: producers discuss ways to future proof against a second or third wave of the pandemic, bracing for unprecedented crew demand when production resumes, and what this all means for the BTLR report. (Unlocked)

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Playback’s virtual roundtable pt. 1: producers unpack COVID-19 fallout

With the pandemic upending every facet of the domestic business, production heads discuss the near-term impact, contingency planning, survival, mental health of employees and their bottom lines. (Unlocked)

Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 24 to 30, 2020

Star Trek: Picard comes out on top, while Stranger Things and Ozark rise to #3 and #4, respectively.

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In brief: TIFF, Cineplex to keep the lights dimmed for now

Plus: The Schitt’s Creek cast gives back, TELUS boosts the team behind its original docs and filmmaker initiative, and Rafael Kalamat departs CIFF.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 16 to 22, 2020

Big Brother Canada claims the #13 and #15 spots, followed by Transplant at #23.

Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 17 to 23, 2020

Star Trek: Picard leads the crew again, while The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars land at #2 and #3, respectively.

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In brief: Catching up with SXSW’s Canadian winners

Plus, Hot Docs’ industry market moves to an online format, while the Toronto Screenwriting Conference retools its awards for remote mentorship.

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

Big Brother Canada lands at #19, #24 and #27, while Transplant comes in at #21.

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

This week’s data saw Onward lead, followed by Bloodshot at #2 and The Invisible Man at #3.