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Mediawan picks up format, distribution rights to For the Record

Mediawan has acquired format rights in Europe and Latin America, while series prodco Anthology Productions is shopping the format rights in additional territories.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2021

The Good Doctor leads the list, followed by 9-1-1 and The Rookie.

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Four days left to submit for 10 to Watch

Nominations are open until Monday (Oct. 18) at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Click here to submit.

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BANFF Spark Accelerator open for business

Program seeks up to 100 women and non-binary entrepreneurs who are ready to launch and scale screen-based businesses.

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Former CBC exec steps in to lead Hot Docs

Former CBC VP Heather Conway named executive director and co-president after a months-long international search by the organization.

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IATSE International sets strike date

Production is set to shutdown across the U.S. if an agreement between the IATSE locals and AMPTP is not met by the end of the weekend.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Oct. 1 to 7, 2021

Venom: Let There be Carnage overtakes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to lead the Canadian box office.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Oct. 1 to 7, 2021

Maria Chapdelaine continues to lead in its second week in theatres.

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Blue Ant strengthens distribution arm with hires, promotions

Former Viacom exec Maria Ibarra joins to head expanded international sales team, while Nick Solowski and Fleur Wheatley are promoted to grow reach in key areas.

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Deals: Guru Studio, Portfolio, 9 Story, Pass Through Productions

Canadian kids content flies ahead of MIPCOM, APTN’s first lumi original finds a home in the U.S., and more.

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WIFT Report calls for national industry childcare, family support programs

The report calls for changes to counter ‘working conditions hostile to establishing a work-life balance’ by 2024 for caregivers and families due to COVID-19 effects revealed in cross-Canada survey.

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Rukiya Bernard steps into the director’s chair for The Blactor

VIFF ’21: The Toronto actor shares her plans to expand into producing, writing and directing, including a feature film based around the concept of harmful screen stereotypes.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2021

Squid Game gains ground to land at No. 2 on the digital originals list and No. 3 in overall demand behind Saturday Night Live and Ted Lasso.

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Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders breaks record for opening weekend

The film will have the widest theatrical opening for an Indigenous Canadian filmmaker to date when it hits screens across the country.

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Screen Siren docuseries debuts at VIFF

VIFF ’21: British Columbia: An Untold History will get the film festival treatment before its Oct. 12 broadcast premiere.