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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for June 18 at 24, 2021

A Quiet Place Part II remains at the top of the Canadian box office, while Souterrain holds the No. 9 spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for June 18 to 24, 2021

Sketch comedy film Livrés chez vous sans contact debuts at the No. 2 spot, while Souterrain maintains its spot at the top.

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Corus revenue up 15% in Q3; dips 1% for year-to-date

The media company’s consolidated revenue was $403 million for the quarter, as TV ad revenue climbed 22% compared to last year’s pandemic-hit third quarter.

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CBC orders marblemedia’s Best in Miniature

The Aba Amuquandoh-hosted factual series, which sees contestants building their dream homes in miniature form, was also pre-bought by Discovery+ for the U.K. and Ireland.

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Cinemas, festivals offered $35M lifeline through new federal recovery funds

The federal government has committed $500 million over the course of two years to the country’s arts, cultural, heritage and sports sectors with the creation of two new funds.

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Randy Lennox lines up next gig; launches new production shingle

The former Bell Media president has been named executive chair of not-for-profit organization Elevate, and unveiled a raft of projects through his new production banner, Lennox Endeavours.

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‘Content is still king’: Predicting streaming trends for the future

BANFF ’21: Streaming experts predict what content trends will shape programming strategies as production spend around the globe hits a new peak.

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Palestinan-Canadian doc-maker Sura Mallouh selected for Sundance, NBC initiatives

Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) has boarded Mallouh’s in-production debut feature doc as a producer.

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Deals: FilmRise, Go Button Media, eOne

Heartland makes the leap to AVOD in the U.S., Autentic’s new copro with Toronto’s Go Button Media and PJ Masks soars to new markets.

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Can the exhibition business survive in a day-and-date world?

BANFF ’21: Film experts debated how exhibitors should evolve the theatrical experience to retain cinema-going audiences in a collapsed-window world.

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In brief: Creative BC opens $1.4M production program

Plus: Mainframe Studios unveils its first 2D animated series as it expands its content slate and Love Nature wraps on one-hour special Osprey.

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Montreal’s DDEG partners with Lex+Otis to launch KRAKN Animation

The joint venture will provide pre-production and animation services, with locations in L.A. and Montreal.

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A+E Networks acquire 35% stake in Reel One

A+E Networks will partner with Reel One majority shareholder Newen to accelerate the company’s content and distribution strategies.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 15 to 21, 2021

Disney+ series Loki overtakes The Handmaid’s Tale on the Digital Originals list, while Crave’s Letterkenny climbs to the No. 9 spot.

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Nova Scotia nearly doubles incentive fund budget

The provincial government increased the Film and Television Production Incentive Fund by almost 87% to $48.6 million following record applications in the 2021/22 fiscal year.