Montreal-focused filmmaker residency launched

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The Conseil des arts de Montreal, SODEC and the NFB have joined forces to create a residency for Montreal filmmakers from culturally diverse communities.



Deals: Tricon, Peace Point Rights, Pacific Northwest

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Tricon Films & Television closes a number of inflight entertainment deals, while Peace Point Rights sells its Takedown doc (pictured) to several U.S. VOD services.



Marina Cordoni boards American Hangman

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The sales agent will eye pre-sales in Toronto for Wilson Coneybeare’s kidnapping saga to shoot in Canada and Northern Ireland in November.



Zoie Palmer, Lauren Holly join latest LaLonde feature

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Christine Horne has also been cast in Jeremy LaLonde’s How to plan an Orgy in a Small Town, his follow-up to Sex After Kids. (Palmer pictured)



Who jumped to Sportnet from CBC for NHL TV coverage?

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The Rogers Media sports channel unveiled in all 39 hosts, play-by-play announcers, analysts and reporters to cover the 2014/15 NHL season.



eOne acquires Force Four Entertainment

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eOne’s footprint in the Canadian production landscape increases yet again following its acquisition of Vancouver-based producer Force Four Entertainment. (Force Four’s Seed pictured.)



Reed Midem sets November launch for MIP Cancun

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MIPTV and MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem has set its sights on Mexico for the inaugural MIP Cancun, a Latin American television buyers’ summit, set to launch this November.



TIFF expands industry programming with Vimeo deal

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The new partnership will see the launch of the Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre, to be housed in the CBC building. (TIFF industry office director Justin Cutler pictured.)



BravoFACT invests $243K across 8 shorts

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Projects selected to receive grants include Jonathan Bronfman’s AFK and Inga Dievulyte’s Eligible.



Xavier Dolan’s Mommy to screen in Telluride

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The Cannes Jury Award co-winner is the lone Canadian film to screen in Utah before shifting to TIFF as a “Toronto” premiere.