MIPCOM2018

On the MIPCOM sales floor

Playback caught up with a few of the companies and execs who headed to the Palais to discuss how their corporate and content strategies paid off.

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Mars Films picks up Dolan’s latest for France

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which is distributed in Canada by Les Films Seville, does not yet have a Canadian release date.

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Bell Fund awards $5.5M across 33 TV projects

Seven24 Films and Project 10′s upcoming comedy Jann and season four of Cardinal are among the projects that received support.

Andrew Cividino

Andrew Cividino’s Furies nets $540K from Eurimages

The Sleeping Giant director’s sophomore feature project is produced by Rhombus Media and based on a play from screenwriter Nicolas Billon.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 12 to 18, 2018

A Star Is Born shines at #1, followed by Venom coming in at #2 and First Man landing at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 12 to 18, 2018

La Disparition Des Lucioles comes in at #1, followed by Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #2 and Pauline Julien, Intime et Politique at #3.

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Peter Williamson departs Breakthrough Entertainment

The company’s co-founder is stepping down as part of a management buyout, with Michael McGuigan and Nat Abraham taking control of the producer/distributor.

Edge of the Knife

Amanda Strong, Lisa Jackson win prizes as ImagineNative fest wraps

Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s Edge of the Knife also won the festival’s special Sun Jury Prize.

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Miranda de Pencier, Kari Skogland win DGC Awards

The Grizzlies director walked away with the DGC’s Feature Film award, while Skogland won the drama series prize for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Myriad Pictures picks up Clara, Through Black Spruce

The L.A.-based distributor will take both Serendipity Point/Distant Horizon projects to AFM.

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Encore+, ImagineNative launch Indigenous film collection

The playlist will feature projects from Indigenous filmmakers like Zacharias Kunuk, Michelle Latimer and Alanis Obomsawin.

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Media revenues decrease for Rogers in Q3

While overall revenues increased by 3%, lower Blue Jays’ revenues contributed to a dip in the media segment this quarter.

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TV revenues steady for Corus in Q4

President and CEO Doug Murphy said Corus will continue to expand its slate of TV IP, with 11 Studios’ series set to launch in fiscal 2019.

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Jonathan Bronfman, Lon Molnar launch VFX studio

The new company, Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ), will focus on high-end TV projects and is currently working on HBO’s Watchmen and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.

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CMF awards $9M across 43 digital projects

Projects from Blue Ant Media Productions, Big Bad Boo Digital and Hollywood Suite are among those receiving support.