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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 15 to 21, 2021

Big Brother Canada comes in at #15, #22 and #24, while Murdoch Mysteries lands at #18 and MasterChef Canada claims a spot on the list.

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CMF invests over $31M across 141 audiovisual projects

Projects that picked up funding through the Digital Linear Series Program include Detention Adventure and Avocado Toast the series, to name a few.

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Post-IPO plans: Boat Rocker co-founders look ahead to next phase of growth

A week after the company went public, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg discuss franchise building, M&A and Boat Rocker’s future.


OUTtv launches SVOD channel in the U.S.

Now available through Apple TV, the channel is a joint venture between OUTtv Media Group and U.S. prodco and talent company Producer Entertainment Group.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for March 19 to 25, 2021

CSA nominees La deesse des mouches a feu and My Salinger Year make the list alongside Felix et le tresor de Morgaa.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for March 19 to 25, 2021

La deesse des mouches a feu leads, followed by My Salinger Year at #2 and Felix et le tresor de Morgaa at #3.

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CSAs ’21: Beans, Funny Boy, Underground among best picture nods

Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum, meanwhile, which is up for the Original Screenplay category, picked up the most nominations.


CSAs ’21: Schitt’s Creek, Cardinal and Trickster lead TV noms

Schitt’s Creek and Cardinal are up for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series, respectively, while Trickster earned seven performance nods.

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New regulations can create ‘win-win’ for online and legacy broadcasters: Ian Scott

During a Bill C-10 review hearing, the CRTC head said creating a regime that appropriately reflects the various lines of business of digital and traditional players will be its biggest challenge, but it can be done.


Alberta removes $10M cap on film, TV tax credit, increases 2021/22 budget

The province has increased its support for the tax credit in an effort to attract big-budget productions from the world’s largest studios and streamers, and create new jobs within the film and TV sector.

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Deals: Dangerous, Black Fawn Distribution, 9 Story Media Group

Dangerous starring Scott Eastwood secures deals for new territories, Black Fawn Distribution acquires the Canadian rights to Hall, plus more.

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Two Kim’s Convenience stars score CBC comedies

Run the Burbs is co-created by Andrew Phung, while Strays follows Kim’s character Shannon Ross (played by Nicole Power).

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OUTtv greenlights Dating Unlocked, more Slo Pitch

The network’s raft of commissions and renewals also include a docuseries on The Villbergs and an Australian comedy.

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In brief: Indiecan acquires Woman in Car. for North American representation

Plus, Touchwood PR acquires digital platform Shedoesthecity, Kelly&Kelly’s The Slowest Show debuts on CBC Gem and more.


Gender parity initiatives prove effective, but intersectional approach needed: report

The latest report from Women in View shows women continue to make gains in the film and TV industry, but clearly gaps remain when it comes to funding allocation and opportunities for non-white women.