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BCE revenue plummets; media hit hardest, down 31%

Ad revenue for media was down across the board, from TV and radio to digital and OOH.

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In brief: CBC unveils dates for Canada/U.K. copro Enslaved

The docuseries led by Samuel L. Jackson is set to debut on the pubcaster this October, plus TLN welcomes a new member to its team.

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Boland rolls on We’re All in This Together

Marking her feature directorial debut, the project also sees Martha Burns (Alias Grace) and Alisha Newton (Heartland) star.

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Secret Nazi Bases secures second season, global sales

U.K.’s DCD Rights has secured a number of global sales for the Go Button Media-produced factual series, co-commissioned by CBC’s documentary Channel and UKTV.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 20 to 26, 2020

World of Dance claims the #4 spot, followed by America’s Got Talent and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at #5 and #6, respectively.

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New Metric Media, Feldman Agency launch live event venture

Building on the success of the Letterkenny Live! tour, the new venture will help screen-based brands develop and produce live events for added revenue streams.

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Tribal Police Files launches season three in Alberta

Directed and produced by Steve Sxwithul’txw, the 13 x 30-minute APTN docuseries will feature local officers in the Tsuut’ina Nation outside of Calgary.

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Atomic, Brightlight, Lark among Access 2020 recipients

Omnifilm Entertainment’s The Birth House and Screen Siren Pictures’ Salomon’s Storage were also among the 14 projects selected to receive development funding.

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Lifetime unwraps holiday films from Neshama, Brightlight

Neshama Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment are attached to titles such as Christmas Ever After and The Christmas Set Up, while Brightlight Pictures is set to produce A Sugar & Spice Holiday.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for July 24 to 30, 2020

Target Number One continues to lead, while My Spy lands at #2 and Trolls World Tour claims the #3 spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for July 24 to 30, 2020

Target Number One comes out on top, followed by 14 Jours, 12 Nuits at #2 and It Must Be Heaven at #3.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Boat Rocker, Portfolio

Northern Banner Releasing’s latest pick up, broadcasters score The Next Step and Portfolio Entertainment’s new content partnerships.

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Ontario loosens gathering restrictions on movie theatres

Cineplex and Landmark will reopen operations in Ontario starting today after the Ministry of Health approved an exception for indoor public gatherings in movie theatres.

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WildBrain and Kevin Smith bee-line to Green Hornet series

Based on the classic superhero franchise, the animated adaptation is set in contemporary times and targeted towards a family audience.

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BGM expands into survivalist genre with Weather Channel greenlight

The unscripted series goes into production in August and will premiere on the U.S. cable network before the end of the year.