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Telefilm hires Jeremy Spry to lead CMF funding administration

The former DATSIT Sphere exec takes on the Montreal-based role of national director, CMF program administrator on Jan. 8, 2020.

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Darren Throop is doing a deal for the ages

Playback‘s Newsmaker of the Year on eOne’s future, Peppa Pig and the combination of two IP juggernauts.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 2 to 8, 2019

David Foster: Off the Record and Still Standing crack the list at #23 and #30, respectively.

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Van Helsing to end with season five

The Nomadic Pictures-produced horror series was renewed for a fifth and final season by U.S. broadcaster Syfy and is set to go into production in early 2020.

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NFB titles named to Academy Awards shortlist

Theodore Ushev’s The Physics of Sorrow (pictured) and Regina Pessoa’s Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days remain in contention in the animated shorts category.

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Sophie Ferron on her Horsepower ambitions

With the participants for the second edition of the incubator recently revealed, the Media Ranch president and executive producer discusses the initiative’s goals.

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Netflix has earned $780M in Canadian revenue in 2019

A new SEC filing has revealed the streamer’s global revenue and subscriber counts as the company announces plans to report regional data each quarter.

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Format of the Year: Revolution

Quebecor Content’s Yann Paquet and Fair-Play’s Guy Villeneuve reflect on how the dance format has quickstepped its way to success both at home and abroad.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 6 to 12, 2019

Frozen 2 leads the list, while Knives Out and Ford v Ferrari land at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 6 to 12, 2019

Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone claims the top spot, followed by Sympathie pour le diable at #2 and Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #3.

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Marni Weishofer named lead director of Thunderbird board

Wieshofer is the former CFO and EVP of corporate development at Lionsgate, where she oversaw mergers, acquisitions and other strategic financial initiatives.

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Regulating digital giants still on Trudeau’s priority list

The prime minister reiterated a number of his party’s campaign promises in a mandate letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault.

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U.K.’s Cineworld Group to acquire Cineplex for $2.8B

The deal, which is still subject to a number of regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first half of 2020.

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Network of the Year: CTV

How Bell Media is reimagining Canada’s preeminent network for a digital era.

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Deals: Blue Ant, WaZabi, Super Channel

Blue Ant International sells CBC Gem original Detention Adventure into the U.K., Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone lines up U.S. distribution, plus more.