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Inside Out goes virtual for October festival

The LGBTQ film festival will combine its Toronto and Ottawa festivals for an Ontario-wide digital event, with programming that includes features and shorts.

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Vuulr plates up over 500 hours of Gusto content

The online marketplace has inked a deal with the media company, adding titles such as DNA Dinners, Watts on the Grill and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 13 to 19, 2020

America’s Got Talent makes the top three, while World of Dance comes in at #5 and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lands at #6.

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One in four OTT subscribers opt in for additional services

The MTM study Time To Watch?: Anglophones, OTTs and COVID-19 also found that 20% of English households subscribe to Disney+, while 8% are subscribed to Apple TV+.

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Jesse Wente named chairperson of Canada Council for the Arts

Indigenous Screen Office executive director Wente has been appointed on a five-year term, replacing outgoing chairperson Pierre Lassonde.

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Pieces of a Woman to world premiere in Venice

The drama, produced by BRON Studios division Little Lamb Productions, will compete in the festival’s main competition, while a Canadian copro joins the Horizons lineup.

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Exclusive: A71 Releasing adds Rob Harrison as EVP

In addition to the newly created role, the independent distribution and production company has promoted Laura Dinato and Kylie Bechberger.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for July 17 to 23, 2020

Target Number One leads the list, followed by Bloodshot at #2, while Menteur claims the #9 spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for July 17 to 23, 2020

Target Number One comes out on top at #1, while Menteur and 14 Jours, 12 Nuits land at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Raja Khanna named CEO of Dark Slope

The appointment comes as Dark Slope pivots toward immersive learning and closes a new round of bridge funding.

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Incendo, Screentime New Zealand tangle for A Love Yarn

Produced in association with Citytv, principal photography on the film penned by Becca Johanson is currently underway in New Zealand.

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Wynonna Earp created more than $166M in economic output: report

The SEVEN24 Films-produced sci-fi series has created nearly 1,500 jobs over its four seasons and $126.1 million in GDP, according to a study commissioned by the CMPA.

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Mutiny inks three-picture deal with Gavin Michael Booth

The U.S. company has picked up the North American rights to the Fifteen director’s Last Call and signed deals for his next two projects.

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Telefilm reports gains for women directors, losses for producers

The 2019/20 gender parity report shows Telefilm hit the 40% parity zone target for number of projects with women in key creative roles, but none achieved 50% or higher.

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Deals: Cineflix Rights, Arcana Studio, PUP

Cineflix Rights sells content to CEE broadcasters, while B.C.’s Arcana Studio picks up two new animated titles and distributor Parallel Universe Pictures scores a raft of films.