Tehranto, Out in the Ring win Jury Film Awards at Cinequest

Michelle Kranot and Uri Kranot’s The Hangman at Home also won Best Animated Short at this year’s Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival.

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Hot Sheet: House of the Dragon soars to top five in TV demand

HBO’s Game of Thrones has trumped over Netflix’s Stranger Things on the overall TV list for the week of Aug. 22 to 28.

Chanda Chevannes joins NFB’s Ontario Studio as exec producer

The Unfractured director has more than two decades of experience as a documentary filmmaker.

EXCLUSIVE: Garrity, Chernick go to camera on seventh feature

Director Sean Garrity and star, producer and co-writer Jonas Chernick roll cameras in Algonquin Provincial Park for Mockingbird ahead of the TIFF debut for their last collaboration The End of Sex.

EXCLUSIVE: New series adds ‘Twist’ to unscripted comedy

The spirited series is now in production across several Ontario cities and is produced by J. Troy Miller and Ashleigh Rains.

In brief: Black Academy reveals Legacy Awards creative team

Plus: WFF elects new board members and hires a manager of operations, and Quebec will have a big presence at the La Rochelle Fiction Festival.

Heritage ‘considering’ petitions as CBC/Radio-Canada licence term begins

The public broadcaster’s new broadcast licence term begins under significant industry criticism of the CRTC for removing a number of programming requirements.

London, Ontario is making an offer filmmakers can’t refuse

The city is trying to lure productions by spoofing movies like The Godfather and Fargo on billboards across Toronto.

Andrew Morris departs Accessible Media Inc.

Morris will continue to work with AMI to transition the Disability Screen Office into an independent organization, holding the role of interim director.

WildBrain brings back ‘Life With’ franchise

The mediaco leans on nostalgia for new linear content, ordering a live-action film for Family Channel that will serve as the second spinoff based on the Life with Derek series.

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Hot Sheet: Departure season two hits viewership peak

CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada maintained its No. 1 spot on the national TV chart for the week of Aug. 15 to 21.

Rogers outage ruled to be relevant to Shaw merger decision

The Competition Tribunal also ruled that the proposed sale of Freedom Mobile was not a sufficient remedy to concerns.

NFB greenlights five documentary and animation projects

The slate includes the Quebec provincial election feature doc La Course from Montreal-based director Jenny Cartwright.

Apple TV+ greenlights Aircraft, Mercury Filmworks kids titles

The streamer has also renewed projects from Sinking Ship Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group.

Filmmakers flag concerns over NFB head appointment process

The NFB says it “cannot comment” on the NFB/ONF Creation allegation that outgoing head Claude Joli-Coeur “is on the hiring committee to select his own replacement.”