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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 8 to 14, 2021

Disney+ original Loki debuts at No. 3 on the Digital Originals list, while Toronto-shot drama The Handmaid’s Tale reclaims its spot at the top.

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Danis Goulet to helm new Netflix thriller feature Ivy

The Toronto-shot project is produced by Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films and Tripp Vinson for Vinson Films.

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How Bell Media is bringing Crave into its next phase

Justin Stockman, VP, content development and programming, shares how Crave’s most robust slate of originals yet is just the beginning for the streamer.

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Sandy Hunter, former Apple TV Canada head, plots next moves

Hunter has launched his own prodco, Cazador, meaning top Canadian streaming posts at Apple, Disney and Netflix are now vacant.

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YouTube reports its creative ecosystem contributed $923M to Canada’s GDP last year

“YouTube’s openness is what has made all of this possible and protecting it is our number one priority,” said the report, which referenced Google Canada’s blog post on the “unintended consequences” of Bill C-10.

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BANFF ’21: Ted Sarandos previews Netflix’s growing Canadian strategy

The Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer spoke of the streamer’s global content strategy and post-pandemic trends during the Banff World Media Festival’s opening day.

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Peacock orders family comedy from Toronto’s Lambur Productions

The U.S. streamer has ordered 10 episodes of Take Note, created by Joan Lambur, about a fictional singing competition for tweens.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 1 to 7, 2021

Letterkenny breaks back into the top 10, while Lucifer knocks the The Handmaid’s Tale off the top spot.

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New platform Binge aims to bridge gap between gaming and traditional entertainment

Canadian film producers Cody Hackman and Allan Ungar revealed the new platform, set to launch in 2022, at video-game trade event E3.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 25 to 31, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale holds onto the No. 1 spot for a third successive week on the Digital Originals list, followed by The Mandalorian and Stranger Things.

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APTN’s first lumi original is a milestone for Indigiqueer representation

Querencia writer/director Mary Galloway and producer Jessie Anthony share their journey taking the series from imagineNATIVE’s pitch contest to making Canadian streaming history.

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After a 10 year wait, is it finally full stream ahead in Canada?

Netflix, Amazon and other streamers are hiring domestic content executives, stoking optimism that new buyers will stimulate a much-needed uptick in Cancon commissioning. But what exactly does that mean for the Canadian production sector?