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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for March 26 to April 1, 2021

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

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for March 26 to April 1, 2021

Nobody comes out on top, while La deesse des mouches a feu claims the #4 spot.

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Mogul Productions looks to shake up the world of indie film financing

Using its proprietary platform, Mogul says it aims to bring more transparency and accessibility to financing and production on independent film projects under $5 million.

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BANFF ’21: Channing Dungey, Greg Berlanti, Kaley Cuoco board festival lineup

The trio are on board for an exclusive “In Conversation With” session about their thriller The Flight Attendant and other shared productions.

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Spacetoon snags two eOne shows

The broadcaster has picked up Transformers and Power Rangers content for MENA.

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Hot Docs launches independent cinema relief fund

Developed and administered in consultation with NICE, the Fund will distribute 14 grants of $2,000 each.

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ACTRA National’s diversity director departs

Olivia Nuamah has left the newly created post of director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging less than six months after joining the union.

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Deals: Oscilloscope, Media Ranch, Gusto

Oscilloscope Laboratories nabs the U.S. rights to No Ordinary Man and Les Notres, while Media Ranch renews its partnership with DR.

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WGC president Dennis Heaton resigns

Heaton’s decision to step down has prompted a shuffle, with Alex Levine appointed as president and Marsha Greene as VP.

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CMF sets new program, envelope changes for 2021/22 to support racial equity

The funder has emphasized “flexibility, predictability and continuity” with an increased annual budget of $364 million for fiscal 2021/22 as pandemic-related measures largely remain in play.

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Love Nature lands on Spanish-language U.S. streamer PrendeTV

In recent months, Blue Ant has put its foot to the floor on its strategy to integrate its channel offerings within AVOD platforms.

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Canadian distributors gear up for virtual MIPTV

Blue Ant International, And Now Global and CBC/Radio-Canada have unveiled refocused sales slates ahead of the television market.

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In brief: Bron, 21 Laps team on Splendid Solution

Plus, the projects set for Annecy and WIFT Toronto’s Showcase, and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) is attached to direct a My Precious Pictures feature.

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Bell’s French-language platform Noovo goes live

The new digital hub for French-language content is at the heart of the company’s expansion strategy.