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Telefilm launches weekly Canadian film series with Apple

Canadian Movie of the Week will allow consumers to rent a featured Canadian film for $0.99 until July 5, starting with Aisling Chin-Yee’s The Rest of Us.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for March 19 to 25, 2021

CSA nominees La deesse des mouches a feu and My Salinger Year make the list alongside Felix et le tresor de Morgaa.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for March 19 to 25, 2021

La deesse des mouches a feu leads, followed by My Salinger Year at #2 and Felix et le tresor de Morgaa at #3.

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CSAs ’21: Beans, Funny Boy, Underground among best picture nods

Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum, meanwhile, which is up for the Original Screenplay category, picked up the most nominations.

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Alberta removes $10M cap on film, TV tax credit, increases 2021/22 budget

The province has increased its support for the tax credit in an effort to attract big-budget productions from the world’s largest studios and streamers, and create new jobs within the film and TV sector.

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Deals: Dangerous, Black Fawn Distribution, 9 Story Media Group

Dangerous starring Scott Eastwood secures deals for new territories, Black Fawn Distribution acquires the Canadian rights to Hall, plus more.

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In brief: Indiecan acquires Woman in Car. for North American representation

Plus, Touchwood PR acquires digital platform Shedoesthecity, Kelly&Kelly’s The Slowest Show debuts on CBC Gem and more.

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Gender parity initiatives prove effective, but intersectional approach needed: report

The latest report from Women in View shows women continue to make gains in the film and TV industry, but clearly gaps remain when it comes to funding allocation and opportunities for non-white women.

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Matthew Bissonnette’s Death of a Ladies Man sells to Australia, China

The Canada/Ireland copro, which counts Corey Marr and Don Carmody among its producers, was picked up in six additional territories and is set for its theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand on May 20.

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Netflix gay holiday rom-com Single All the Way to roll in Montreal

The film’s team includes Muse Entertainment’s Joel S. Rice, Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and Chad Hodge.

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Reel Canada, Netflix commission original shorts for National Canadian Film Day

The 11 shorts, created by 15 filmmakers across the country, will be available to view on the annual Canadian film celebration on April 21.

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Hot Docs ’21: Ann Shin’s A.rtificial I.mmortality to open fest

Presented online, this year’s lineup includes 219 films from 66 countries and will see the debut of its Citizen Minutes project.