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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for April 4 to 10, 2022

Transplant, Big Brother Canada and Murdoch Mysteries land in the top 30.

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Cinespace renews support for York University Motion Media Studio with $3.12M gift

Cinespace, which was acquired by TPG Real Estate Partners in November, also gave $2.5 million to the media facility in 2016.

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ISO allocates over $12M to Indigenous-owned projects, companies in 2021/22

The organization handed out the additional funding from Canadian Heritage in a span of eight months, with the bulk going to development and production funding, as well as sector enhancement grants.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for April 8 to 14, 2022

The docudrama Marlene, directed by Wendy Hill-Tout, debuts at No. 2, while Au revoir le bonheur continues to lead in its eighth week.

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IPF and CMF invest $600K in Development Packaging Program

The initiative from the Independent Production Fund and Canada Media Fund is financing 20 scripted short-form series for the 2022 cohort.

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Playback Hall of Fame inductee Andrea Martin: A woman of a thousand characters

Andrea Martin’s work on SCTV would be enough to guarantee her immortality, but she has also amassed award-winning credits on stage and the big screen

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Versatile Media to open Burnaby film studio in 2023

The 43,000 square foot Burnaby, B.C. facility will include the company’s first permanent LED volume to provide end-to-end virtual production services.

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National Canadian Film Day to spotlight Indigenous features

Reel Canada has teamed up with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival for a “Celebrating Indigenous Voices” spotlight at the one-day event.

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Playback Hall of Fame inductee Susanne Boyce: Bringing Canada to the World

Whether building broadcast networks or creating legendary franchises, for Boyce it was always about the audience.

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Montreal actor’s directorial debut to launch in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Charlotte Le Bon also wrote the coming-of-age story Falcon Lake, coproduced by Montreal’s Metafilms.

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Production kicks off on Crave original limited series Little Bird

The Indigenous-led production also has an on-set training program for emerging and mid-career level Indigenous creators and crew, as well as entry-level individuals.

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Leveraging in-person markets in the era of video conferencing

Executives from Nelvana and Cineflix Rights discuss how business strategies have shifted at markets such as MIPTV.

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Heather Conway, Hot Docs co-president and exec director, to exit posts

Conway will transition to a new advisory role on strategic planning at the organization as co-president Chris McDonald assumes sole leadership.

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Screen world mourns death of St. John’s producer Paul Pope

Politicians are also among those heralding the Pope Productions president who helped build up the Newfoundland and Labrador film and TV industry, with productions including Hudson & Rex.

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Sort Of, The Handmaid’s Tale, Way Over Me score multiple CCE Award nominations

The Canadian Cinema Editors event will also hand out special honours, including a posthumous Career Achievement Award for the late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée.