In brief: Canadian drama heads to Berlinale Series

Plus: James vs. His Future Self hits the festival track south of the border and the Harold Greenberg Fund reveals the inaugural recipients of its Territories Shorts Program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 3 to 9, 2020

Director Louise Archambault’s Merci pour tout cracks the list, while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker takes the top spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Jan. 3 to 9, 2020

Merci pour tout continues to lead the list, followed by The Song of Names at #2 and Antigone at #3.

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ACTRA National taps Catherine O’Hara for Award of Excellence

The Schitt’s Creek star will be presented with the annual award at an L.A. event held in April.

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marblemedia options transgender novel The Other Boy

Co-CEO Mark Bishop says the adaptation deal for M.G. Hennessey’s novel is part of a larger scripted push in 2020.

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Jeff Collins exits Kew-owned Collins Avenue Entertainment

The founder and president of the L.A.-based prodco departs as Kew continues a strategic review to assess its options.

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‘The Body Remembers’ wins TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

Deragh Campbell was also awarded the association’s $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist.


Deals: Northern Banner Releasing, Bell Media, Super Channel

Steve Markle’s rom-com-doc Shoot to Marry gets Canadian distribution, TSN and RDS hold onto another decade of the World Juniors and Super Channel lands Florida Girls.

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TV revenue grows for Corus in Q1

Television revenue hit $430 million for the first quarter of 2020, while merchandising and distribution revenue was also on the rise.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020

The Mandalorian leads the way at #1, while Letterkenny lands at #6 on this week’s Digital Original chart.

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CuriosityStream launches Go Button’s World Without NASA

The two-part documentary special is set for broadcast on CBC’s documentary Channel next month.

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Joy Loewen becomes NSI CEO

Her appointment follows her role serving as acting executive director of the Winnipeg non-profit.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 9 to 29, 2019

Survivor and The Masked Singer were among some of the top shows for Dec. 9 to 15 and Dec. 16 to 22, respectively.


In brief: Schitt’s Creek kicks off 2020 with new nominations

Plus: Toronto goes punk rock with a new webseries in production this month and HGTV invests into the Property Brothers’ business.

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Jennifer Holness, Lauren Corber among 50 chosen for BANFF Spark

The program, supported by the Government of Canada and the Banff World Media Festival, gives training, mentorship and networking opportunites to female entrepreneurs.