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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CBC backs 119 projects through Creative Relief Fund

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