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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 8 to 14, 2020

America’s Got Talent lands at #2, followed by World of Dance at #5 and The Titan Games at #7.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for June 12 to 18, 2020

After a three-month hiatus, the Movie Theatre Association of Canada is reporting box-office numbers again, with Bloodshot and Bad Boys for Life leading the chart.

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Upfronts ’20: Corus sets 43 new, returning originals across lineup

The broadcaster is leaning on its roster of originals, returning acquisitions and a newly inked deal for Peacock original series to boost its 2020/21 fall schedule.

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Shaftesbury Tech debuts Bubble Bloom

The free tablet app for kids aged six to 15 is the first of six positive distraction games the prodco’s technology division plans to release.


Upfronts ’20: CTV locks in 18 returning series for fall schedule

In addition to new pickups such as B Positive and Supermarket Sweep, the network confirmed that Jann‘s sophomore season will debut this fall.

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Landmark to reopen select B.C., Alberta cinemas

In the absence of Hollywood tentpoles, the Calgary-headquartered company will use classic movies such as Jurassic Park and Jaws to lure audiences back to venues.


WGC, BIPOC TV & Film disagree over story coordinator role

Both organizations released statements on the issue, which was first sparked by a petition launched by BIPOC TV & Film for story coordinators to receive guild status.


Love Nature orders Ireland’s Wild Islands from Crossing the Line

The blue-chip series is hosted by Eoin Warner and directed by documentary filmmaker John Murray.

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Deals: Corus, Cineflix Rights, Blue Ant

Global adds two award-winning newsmagazines ahead of its Upfront, while Apple teams with Cineflix Rights and Kan 11 to co-produce Tehran.


Behind the ‘humbling’ experience of making Trickster

The team behind Trickster took part in a BANFF panel to discuss how the industry should rethink colonial values in production when it comes to Indigenous narrative sovereignty.


CRTC denies Blue Ant Media’s request to reduce PNI requirement

The Commission determined the broadcaster did not give “sufficient justification” to reduce the required PNI spend from 13.5% to 5% for its eight channels.

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SK Films sets spring 2021 release for Wings Over Water

U.S. actor Michael Keaton has signed on to narrate the project, co-written by SK Films CEO Wendy MacKeigan.


In brief: CMF, SODEC partner on new fund

The predevelopment fund is aimed at French-language TV series adapted from Quebec literary works, plus imagineNATIVE’s 21st festival goes online.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 9 to 15, 2020

13 Reasons Why comes in at #1, followed by The Mandalorian and Space Force at #2 and #3, respectively.


CBC backs 119 projects through Creative Relief Fund

Twenty of those projects were greenlit for production, including two unscripted titles and 15 short documentaries.