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Incendo announces executive promotion, restructuring

Graham Ludlow is bumped up while Ian Whitehead departs as part of a restructuring of the producer/distributor’s production operations, effective immediately.

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Enderby Entertainment expands into NFT space

Company co-founder Rick Dugdale launches VUELE as an additional revenue stream for the industry, and drops first NFT feature film Zero Contact starring Anthony Hopkins.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 17 to 23, 2021

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to reign supreme at the Canadian box office.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 17 to 23, 2021

Maria holds the top spot, while Lina Roessler’s film Best Sellers debuts at No. 3.

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Cineflix settlement is ‘key moment’ for factual worker rights

If signed, a collective agreement between Cineflix Media and unions CWA Canada and IATSE would mark Canadian TV history.

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Cineflix to settle class-action lawsuit with factual TV workers

The media company has reached a settlement agreement following a 2018 class action lawsuit from Toronto firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of workers.

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White Pine, Eagle Vision, Paquin begin production on Buffy Sainte-Marie doc

The Ontario-Manitoba coproduction about the Academy Award-winning musician and activist is directed by Madison Thomas.

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Run the Burbs rounds out cast

Now in production in Toronto and Hamilton, the Pier 21 Films comedy will premiere on CBC in winter 2022.

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Muse Entertainment expands with former Bell Media exec hire

Veteran drama executive Tom Hastings boards the Montreal-based prodco in a newly created position of vice president of scripted.

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Rosie Awards delivers accolades across Alberta screen industry

The 2021 Alberta Film and Television Awards saw Voice Pictures pick up four awards for feature film Marlene, while Best Dramatic Feature went to North Country Cinema and Tribal picked up Best Scripted Series.

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Submit your nomination for Playback’s 10 to Watch

The annual celebration of up-and-coming voices in Canada’s screen industry is back, with nominations open until Oct. 18. Click here to submit.

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Hot Sheet: Digital demand for Sept. 13 to 19, 2021

Emmy winner Ted Lasso stays No. 1 on the digital original charts.

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Canadian documentary among International Emmy nominees

White Pine Picture’s feature film Toxic Beauty has been having a banner year, with Rockie Award and Canadian Screen Week accolades.

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NFB creates new post for director of inclusion

Educator and social policy expert Rachel Decoste (pictured) has been tasked to support the DEI goals and strategic initiatives of the organization, and build cultural competency among NFB leadership.

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All My Puny Sorrows leads film nominees for 2021 DGC Awards

DGC will name the winners in the film and TV categories in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 23.