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Astral Media co-founder Ian Greenberg dies at age 79

Greenberg was the company’s CEO when it was acquired by Bell, with which he served as a director until his death.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Dec. 27, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022

The Rookie leads while CBC’s New Year’s Eve coverage makes the top 10.

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China-Canada copro Unspoken goes to camera in Manitoba

The feature film from writer-director Daming Chen stars Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu.

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Blue Ant International inks deals in Latin America

The sales with leading Latin American platforms include a collection of docs about the Royal Family.

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Rogers locks down Staffieri as its permanent CEO

The former CFO has been serving as interim Rogers CEO amid the company’s proposed Shaw acquisition.


Heritage Minister Rodriguez postpones culture sector summit

The national summit was scheduled to take place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 to discuss the sector’s recovery and long-term sustainability.


Marie Pier Germain named Canada Council for the Arts vice-chairperson

Germain will work with chairperson Jesse Wente in a four-year term, succeeding former vice-chairperson Nathalie Bondil.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Dec. 31, 2021, to Jan. 6, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home leads the Canadian box office into 2022, followed by Sing 2 and The King’s Man.


Ira Levy launches new Toronto-based production banner

The Breakthrough Entertainment co-founder and veteran producer will develop and produce both scripted and unscripted titles under Spike & Sadie Media.


TIFF top programmer Diana Sanchez departs

The long-time international programmer was named senior director, film, in 2019.


Go Button Media announces four key promotions

Robin Webster, Sarah Hewitt, Stephanie Baird and Rebecca Costa are being bumped up as Go Button Media plans to double its production slate this year.

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How CBC is handling the potential for disruption at the Winter Olympics

Despite Omicron’s surge and the absence of NHLers, the pubcaster is focusing on flexibility and custom opportunities to ensure it delivers for sponsors.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022

The Witcher leads Canadian digital and overall demand to kick off the year, followed by Hawkeye and The Wheel of Time.

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Prime Time goes virtual again amid surging cases of Omicron variant

The CMPA has cancelled all in-person events for the conference but now plans to start it a day early, on Feb. 2.


Former CRTC interim chair Judith LaRocque has died

The senior public servant held many high-profile roles throughout her career, including Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage.