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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 4 to 10, 2020

The New Mutants leads, while Mon cirque a moi and Les Rose make the list.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 4 to 10, 2020

Mon cirque a moi claims the #1 spot, followed by Les Rose and Target Number One at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Blue Ant Media elevates Jamie Schouela to president, global channels and media

The Toronto-headquartered company has also promoted Love Nature EVP Carlyn Staudt to global general manager.


Schitt’s Creek takes top comedy prize in TCA awards

Atomic Cartoon’s Molly of Denali also earned a prize at the annual Television Critics Association’s awards program, which comes less than a week ahead of the Emmys.


TIFF ’20: The price of Violation’s gritty realism

Multi-hyphenates Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli share the journey of bringing Violation from its Talent to Watch beginnings to its world premiere at TIFF.

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Burning questions: Heritage Minister set for industry address at virtual town hall

While the need for a government-supported insurance backstop remains top of mind, the Broadcasting Act review is also of crucial significance, with Guilbeault aiming to table new legislation before year’s end.

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B.C. government invests $2M to stimulate local production

The Domestic Motion Picture Fund, administered by Creative BC, will support both development and production activities.


TIFF roundup: Strategem Group, Bron, WaZabi

Strategem boards Ontario-shot U.S. feature Lakewood, Netflix takes a shine to Bron-produced projects, plus more.


Welcome to the new Playback

Publisher Jenn Kuzmyk and editor-in-chief Liza Sardi outline new Playback initiatives and offerings as the publication evolves alongside the industry it has covered for more than 30 years.


TIFF ’20: Inclusion in film slowed by market gatekeepers

A panel of filmmakers and financiers discussed how inclusion in film is a good business model, if only global investors could see past their own bias.


TIFF ’20: Inconvenient Indian’s call and Trickster’s answer

Michelle Latimer discusses the connection, development process and legacy of her two latest projects.

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Film distributors talk TIFF, super agencies and return of theatrical

VIDEO: In the first instalment of Playback‘s new video series, Anick Poirier, Justin Rebelo, Noah Segal and Mark Slone unpack some of the tectonic shifts and opportunities in the film distribution landscape.


HBO Max takes Detention Adventure

The action-adventure series from LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films is now available to stream exclusively on HBO Max in the U.S.


Cineflix Productions ups Kim Bondi, adds U.S. hire to ramp up development

Bondi (pictured), who has 15 years tenure with Cineflix, is taking charge of the company’s Canadian development slate in her newly expanded role.


Shaftesbury gets to work on Departure season two following March postponement

Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer return for the second season, which is being produced under a new copro structure.