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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 16 to 22, 2021

WandaVision stays strong at #1 on both lists, while The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Letterkenny tie on the Digital Originals chart.

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Access to funding top priority for modernized Indigenous broadcasting policy

The CRTC has published the findings of its initial consultation phase for the modernization of the current Indigenous broadcasting policy.

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Second Jen ends after three seasons

The comedy co-created by Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan saw its third instalment debut on OMNI Television this February.

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Epic Story Media saddles up Piper’s Pony Tales

Co-produced with Milkcow Media, the short-form preschool series already has a master toy partner locked in ahead of its YouTube debut.

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Northern Ontario: eclectic settings and growing infrastructure

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Matthew Bissonnette’s Death of a Ladies Man sells to Australia, China

The Canada/Ireland copro, which counts Corey Marr and Don Carmody among its producers, was picked up in six additional territories and is set for its theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand on May 20.

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Schitt’s Creek named best comedy by Producers Guild of America

The show’s sixth season, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, continued its awards domination by besting Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Flight Attendant, Ted Lasso and What We Do in the Shadows.

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Netflix gay holiday rom-com Single All the Way to roll in Montreal

The film’s team includes Muse Entertainment’s Joel S. Rice, Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and Chad Hodge.

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Reel Canada, Netflix commission original shorts for National Canadian Film Day

The 11 shorts, created by 15 filmmakers across the country, will be available to view on the annual Canadian film celebration on April 21.

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TVA renews Quebec adaptation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Season two of Escouade 99, produced by ComediHa! in collaboration with Quebecor Content, went to camera in Quebec earlier this month.

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Boat Rocker begins trading on TSX

The next chapter in the Boat Rocker Media story begins today following the completion of its $170-million IPO.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 8 to 14, 2021

Big Brother Canada comes in at #16, #26 and #29, while Murdoch Mysteries lands at #19.

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Ontario union targets on-set jargon to combat systemic racism

NABET 700-M UNIFOR has published a bulletin of discriminatory terms that should no longer be used on sets, with industry groups such as the CMPA, DGC and BIPOC TV & Film already committing support.

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Hot Docs ’21: Ann Shin’s A.rtificial I.mmortality to open fest

Presented online, this year’s lineup includes 219 films from 66 countries and will see the debut of its Citizen Minutes project.