Broken Mile

Indiecan swoops on McConnell’s Broken Mile

Avi Federgreen’s indie-distribution outfit has landed the domestic rights less than a week after Gravitas Ventures acquired the film for the U.S.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 17 to 23, 2017

Goon: Last of the Enforcers is at #1, followed by Ballerina at #2 and The Gardener at #3.

Masters of Flip

Corus Studios inks int’l deals for Masters of Flip, Buying the View

The lifestyle series have now sold in more than 200 territories combined.

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What’s trending in kids content?

Disney exec Paul DeBenedittis on audience sophistication, making existing formats fresh and what not to pitch (hint: no zombie-apocalypse shows, please).

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 17 to 23, 2017

Beauty and the Beast tops the chart, while Goon: Last of the Enforcers and Ballerina both make the top 10.

Kiss and Cry

Family Channel preps Kiss and Cry

The romantic drama from director Sean Cisterna will have its Canadian broadcast debut this April.

Private Eyes

ION Television picks up eOne’s Private Eyes

The U.S. net has signed on to acquire current and future seasons of the show.

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Photo gallery: CFC in L.A.

Conquering Lion Pictures’ Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo were honoured at the star-studded event.

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What’s trending in kids content?

Drama, serialized content and Shakespeare? Over at the BBC’s CBeebies, kids content is (sort of) growing up.

Handmaid's Tale

Bell Media gets Canadian exclusive for The Handmaid’s Tale

The 10-part first season of the dystopian drama will be coming to Bravo and CraveTV.

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CMF, Telefilm to showcase docs, VR at MIP 2017

The funding bodies will take Rezolution Pictures Rumble and Secret Location/Banger Films’ Welcome to Wacken to market.

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Great Great Great picks up CFF best feature

Adam Garnet Jones walked away with the Canadian Film Fest trophy, while April Mullen picked up the best director prize.

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Wow! Unlimited inks deal with Weinstein Co, Netflix

The Vancouver and New York companies will partner to produce the animated series Spy Kids: Mission Critical for the SVOD.

Scriptwriting

Telefilm New Voices Award recipients named

Reem Morsi, Thomas Pepper and Brandon Ash-Mohammed are among this year’s winners.

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Assembling Riftworld Chronicles piece by piece

With a second season in the pipeline, a TV version in development with CBC and a mobile app on the way, First Love Films is building multiple worlds around its web series.