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Torstar acquires rights for Cineplex Magazine

The deal will see the publication distributed in theatres and rebranded to Star Cineplex, managed by Torstar in partnership with the national exhibitor.

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Telefilm launches weekly Canadian film series with Apple

Canadian Movie of the Week will allow consumers to rent a featured Canadian film for $0.99 until July 5, starting with Aisling Chin-Yee’s The Rest of Us.

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Boat Rocker posts yearly revenue of $226.8M in first public filing

Growth in its kids business partially offset declines in its TV and representation segments in a pandemic-disrupted 2020, with the company saying it is now in a positive cash position “in excess of $100 million” following its IPO.

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BANFF reveals ‘In Conversation With’ Kevin Feige, Kari Skogland

Marvel’s Feige and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier director will take part in an exclusive conversation at the festival.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.