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Sales come late after scaled-down TIFF 2021

TIFF ’21: Elevation Pictures co-president and Scarborough co-director discuss the pros and cons of the festival’s smaller scale and hybrid approach.

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Liu, Younglai-crafted Asian rom-com begins production

The original rom-com (with a dash of k-drama) was delayed by the pandemic and forces in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Syfy cancels SurrealEstate after one season

The series first premiered on July 16 on Syfy in the U.S. and CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Oct. 8 to 14, 2021

James Bond feature No Time to Die leads the Canadian box office, with Maria Chapdelaine and Night Raiders placing in the top 10.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Oct. 8 to 14, 2021

Night Raiders debuts at the No. 2 spot behind Maria Chapdelaine.

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Struggle for resources impacts underrepresented screen industry workers in Atlantic region: report

Survey paints portrait of highly educated and skilled professionals who lack access to skills development programs, unions and guilds, and work, on average, only half the year.

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Deals: CBC, eOne, Guru, Media Ranch

Canadian prodcos and networks net new licensing deals and acquisitions, plus Canadian unscripted formats find U.S. homes at MIPCOM.

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IATSE strike averted with tentative agreement

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by union members, includes a 54-hour weekend rest period and enhanced wages and working conditions for new media.

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Surge in animation drives demand for talent in B.C.: report

First-of-its-kind analysis of creative technology sector in B.C. highlights sector as key driver of economic growth and employment, despite pandemic impacts.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Oct. 4 to 10, 2021

Squid Game gains ground to land at No. 1 on the digital originals list and No. 2 in overall demand behind Saturday Night Live.

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In brief: CBC goes green, London pitch program projects, Shorts director makes tall impact

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Avocado Toast raises team for second season

The CSA winning short-form digital comedy heads back into production with OUTtv’s Brad Danks and Philip Webb as executive producers.

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Final day to submit for 10 to Watch

Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight. Click here to submit.

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Canadian Academy symposium tackles hot domestic film issues

The 45-page report on the Academy’s symposiums offers an overview of opinions on streaming and distribution, foreign languages in Canadian film and the pull to the U.S.

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Canadian features among VIFF audience award winners

The annual festival closed with eight audience winners, while Kaveh Nabatian’s Sin La Habana won Best Canadian Film.