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Murdoch Mysteries hits milestone 200th episode

Peter Mitchell and Christina Jennings on how Murdoch weathered the storm to become one of the most enduring hits in Canadian TV history.

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Anne with an E, D.N.Ace lead ACTRA Toronto nominations

Both series earned four nominations apiece, while digital series Tokens made award history with two nominations, including for its ensemble.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 30, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020

The Golden Globes top the list, while Royal Canadian Air Farce clocks out for the last time at #17.

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TIFF partners with Crave to stream 2019 world premieres

TIFF Selects, a new collection on the Bell Media streamer, will bring the festival’s world premieres to Canadian audiences, including Antigone and The Twentieth Century.

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Photo gallery: 2020 TFCA gala

The annual event honoured Michele Maheux and saw co-directors Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn walk away with the organization’s top prize.

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Portfolio hires development exec to L.A. post

Former Universal Kids executive Meghan Sheridan will work closely with the prodco’s Toronto team to grow its slate of animated and live-action properties.

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Maestracci upped to acquisitions VP at Quebecor Content

Her duties have expanded to include the international distribution of original content and formats developed by Quebecor Content and its partners.

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In brief: Canadian drama heads to Berlinale Series

Plus: James vs. His Future Self hits the festival track south of the border and the Harold Greenberg Fund reveals the inaugural recipients of its Territories Shorts Program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 3 to 9, 2020

Director Louise Archambault’s Merci pour tout cracks the list, while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker takes the top spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Jan. 3 to 9, 2020

Merci pour tout continues to lead the list, followed by The Song of Names at #2 and Antigone at #3.

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ACTRA National taps Catherine O’Hara for Award of Excellence

The Schitt’s Creek star will be presented with the annual award at an L.A. event held in April.

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marblemedia options transgender novel The Other Boy

Co-CEO Mark Bishop says the adaptation deal for M.G. Hennessey’s novel is part of a larger scripted push in 2020.

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Jeff Collins exits Kew-owned Collins Avenue Entertainment

The founder and president of the L.A.-based prodco departs as Kew continues a strategic review to assess its options.

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‘The Body Remembers’ wins TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

Deragh Campbell was also awarded the association’s $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist.

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Deals: Northern Banner Releasing, Bell Media, Super Channel

Steve Markle’s rom-com-doc Shoot to Marry gets Canadian distribution, TSN and RDS hold onto another decade of the World Juniors and Super Channel lands Florida Girls.