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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 16 to 22, 2020

The Mandalorian comes out on top, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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What does Rogers’ enhanced sports focus mean for its Cancon slate?

VP of TV programming and content Hayden Mindell on Citytv’s development slate, upcoming greenlights and deal-making with U.S. studios during a production shutdown.

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NB lawyer, veteran journalist named CRTC commissioners

Newly appointed commissioners Ellen C. Desmond and Nirmala Naidoo will take over from outgoing members Christopher MacDonald and Linda Vennard.

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CBC says it will make hiring, retention policies more inclusive

The pubcaster says that by 2021/22 half of all hires for exec and senior management positions will be Indigenous people, visible minorities or people with disabilities.

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In brief: Six Cineplex theatres confirmed to reopen

The chain will reopen six locations in Alberta this Friday, while Wattpad unveils a new partnership and Raven Banner Entertainment is attached to a new V/H/S film.

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‘A brave new world’: Shaftesbury preps for production return

BANFF ’20: With Hudson & Rex poised to begin filming in St. John’s on July 12, panelists discussed how they plan to execute production during the pandemic.

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Upfronts ’20: Transplant, Jann, Letterkenny earn renewals

Great Pacific Media’s Mud Mountain Haulers and Blue Ice Pictures’ The Surrealtor were among the new series unveiled at Bell Media’s “Homefront” presentation.

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Cineflix Productions hires David Casey as head of current

The executive will oversee creative for Cineflix Productions’ factual slate of new and returning series, leading the division’s team of executive producers.

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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.