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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.

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CMPA names Jason Lee VP, BC Industrial Relations

The former VP of business and legal affairs at Seven24 joins the association this fall.

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Gravitas Ventures takes global rights to NFB doc Bluefin

The California-based distributor and sales agent is handling international sales on the project, except in Canada where the NFB is distributing.

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CMF invests $8.9M through Aboriginal program

Eagle Vision’s Taken and Kwassen Productions’ Tribal Police Files were among 17 projects to receive a share of the funding.

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Skinny basic’s appeal is still slim: report

Plus, a separate report found that Canada’s BDUs lost 100,000 customers in the first six months of 2017.

Hot Sheet

What’s in demand online?

We’ve launched a new Hot Sheet that measures what Canadians are watching and talking about on the internet.

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Martin Carrier named president, CEO at Frima

The former Warner Bros. Games VP and studio head takes the reins at the Quebec-based digital studio from acting CEO Christian Daigle.

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Atlantic International Film Fest announces full lineup

Matthew Atkinson’s Room for Rent and Michael Melski’s The Child Remains are among the Canadian titles that will screen at the Halifax fest.

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Telefilm, Birks to honour Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Mina Shum

Screenwriter Sherry White, director Catherine Bainbridge (pictured) and actor Amanda Brugel are also among this year’s recipients.

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CBC unveils Frankie Drake, Stats of Life premiere dates

The pubcaster confirmed The Detectives, produced by Montreal’s WAM Media, will move to the winter schedule.

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Report: Apple makes major push into original content

The U.S. tech giant will earmark US $1 billion for original TV content in the next year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 31 to Aug. 6, 2017

Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Saving Hope in the #9 spot.

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Women In View’s 2xMore lab starts third round

The initiative, which gives participants the chance to direct an episode of Dino Dana, aims to double the number of women directors in scripted media.

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Stuntwoman dies on Deadpool 2 set

Joi Harris was a professional motorcycle racer from the United States.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 4 to 10, 2017

De Pere en Flic 2 is at #9, with Dunkirk at #1 and The Emoji Movie at #2.