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Corus responds to critics of CPE flexibility request

“Fundamentally, Corus seeks additional timing flexibility, nothing more. No spending reductions will result. No risk will be passed on. No agenda is at work,” said the media company.

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WIDC welcomes 8 Story & Leadership participants

This year’s cohort sees Nimisha Mukerji develop drama series Reign of Durga, while Kim Albright works on her debut feature With Love and a Major Organ.

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The Twentieth Century wins main prize at Los Cabos

Matthew Rankin’s feature-length debut took the Competencia Los Cabos Award at the Mexican film festival, which had a number of Canadian films in contention.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 8 to 14, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate continues its streak, while Joker comes in at #2 and Last Christmas lands at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 8 to 14, 2019

Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone tops the chart, followed by Jouliks at #2 and Matthias et Maxime at #3.

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CBC cuts news budget, issues redundancy notices

According to the Canadian Media Guild, fewer than 10 redundancy notices have been issued thus far.

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Game Theory Films embraces the niche in its distribution strategy

The boutique distributor has announced its latest film acquisitions, including first-ever foreign titles, as it experiments with hyper-focused promotion strategies to reach new markets.

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In brief: DGC partners with NSI on Indigenous training programs

Plus, documentaries like Carmine Street Guitars make it on the Academy Awards Best Feature submission list.

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Kew Media Distribution ups Graham Begg to SVP post

In the newly created position, Begg will oversee acquisitions for scripted, non-scripted, documentary and factual content, in addition to advising on business development initiatives.

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Shifts in U.S. market impact Kew Media’s Q3

Kew’s Australia-based subsidiary Essential lost a key series, Texas Flip N Move, after Discovery shifted the strategy for its DIY channel, contributing to a 5.3% revenue decrease.

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MacLeod pledges stability for Ontario tax credits

The Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries wrapped up a four-day visit to L.A. to meet with film and TV execs to promote Ontario’s creative sector.

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Deals: NFB, Kidoodle.TV, Platform One

Arthouse streamer OVID adds NFB animations to its collection, while Boat Rocker’s latest acquisition forms a new partnership.

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Baroness von Sketch Show starts fifth set

This latest batch of episodes will see Vivieno Caldinelli (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Joyce Wong (Wexford Plaza) serve as directors.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 5 to 11, 2019

Stranger Things tops the list, while Vancouver-shot See from AppleTV+ earns a place on the Digital Original chart.

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Cineplex gets revenue boost in Q3, seeks strategic partner for e-sports division

Box office and theatre advertising were on the rise thanks to blockbusters and family-friendly fare.