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Piche tops $1.3 million in Quebec

TVA Films’ biopic about hero pilot currently in first place at the Canadian-made box office

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CW gets a Life

CBC’s teen marriage comedy will begin airing in August on female-aimed U.S. channel

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ACTRA plaudits for Baruchel

Union’s Montreal branch to bestow award of excellence to star of The Trotsky and She’s Out of My League

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Friesen to lead Global National

Former NBC News foreign correspondent will take over anchor seat from Kevin Newman in September

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Solid launch for King’s Haven

The horror master’s Nova Scotia set suspense series debuts to nearly 300,000 viewers on Showcase

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The Hills finale rocks MTV

Series ender scores nearly half a million viewers on specialty

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TIFF enters hockey town

Festival keeps it light and fun, selecting Michael McGowan’s hockey-themed musical comedy as its opening night gala

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D Films links with Icon

Boutique distributor beefs up presence through multi-picture output deal. Icon’s Till joins board of directors

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Splice crosses $2 million mark

Vincenzo Natali’s sci-fi drama is 2010′s highest grossing Canadian film so far

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McGowan’s Score lands opening TIFF spot

Hockey-themed film features Olivia Newton-John, Stephen McHattie and Noah Reid

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More Blue for Global, ABC

Toronto cop drama receives a second season order three weeks into its run. Strong launch numbers helped, says Halpern

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New World Cup highs for CBC

Final game between Spain and the Netherlands attracts a record 5.8 million viewers to the pubcaster