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Vice: too niche for TV?

The Vice brand has a large and rabid digital following, but TV is a different animal. Media experts weigh in on the challenges facing the brand in the space.

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Ex-Disney exec to lead Guru’s production team

The prodco has brought on former Disney exec Kara Lord Piersimoni as VP of production, as well as ex-Spin Master brand manager Daniel Rattner.

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Cineflix looks to connect the global dots with new company

The Montreal-based firm has tapped Pablo Salzman to lead the copro-focused subsidiary, Connect3 Productions.

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Movie theatre revenues hit $1.8B in 2016: Stats Can

Box office sales increased marginally from 2014, according to the biennial report, with concession sales jumping 7.5%.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 21 to 27, 2017

Frontier is at #10, with Stranger Things at #1 and Marvel’s The Punisher at #2.

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Four Canadian films set for Sundance world premieres

The Utah festival has revealed its feature film lineup, including EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark and Creative Artisans Media and Involving Pictures’ Un Traductor.

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Rogers to end support for Viceland: report

The channel, originally launched in 2015, had 1.5 million subscribers last year and posted a loss of nearly $2.5 million.

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New commissioner for Ontario appointed at CRTC

Toronto lawyer Monique Lafontaine, who has previously served as director of regulatory affairs at the DGC, has signed on for a five-year term beginning in January.

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Orphan Black gets Japanese remake

The original, produced by Boat Rocker Studios’ Temple Street, ended its five-season run this summer.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 13 to 19, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #20, with The Big Bang Theory at #1 and The Good Doctor at #2.

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CBC Breaking Barriers fund names new senior director

Mehernaz Lentin will lead the fund for under-represented creators, replacing interim senior director Helen du Toit.

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Telefilm’s Carolle Brabant set to retire in March 2018

The search is on for her successor, Telefilm told attendees of its public assembly, where the funder also discussed its annual results.

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Muse-produced series in development with NBCUniversal

The drama project American Disaster was developed through the Montreal-based company’s L.A. office.