Denis Seguin

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Mom-and-pop studios make a comeback

Richard Hughes has been a location manager in Toronto for 15 years. He has seen the rise and he has seen the fall. But last February, Hughes saw the light – and now he is working with the Devil.

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Quebec production on the upswing in both languages

‘It’s harder and easier at the same time,’ says Hans Fraikin, film commissioner for the Quebec Film and Television Council, referring to the state of film production in his province. The good news first: there is a lot more soft money available.

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Rethinking the federal tax credit

‘The federal tax credit is laughable,’ says Arnie Gelbart, founder and president of Galafilm. The Montreal company has produced such features as Thom Fitzgerald’s The Hanging Garden and Lea Poole’s The Blue Butterfly as well as several major TV documentary series including The Great War and The Valour and the Horror.

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Ontario plans rebate for development

Province introducing stimulus for screen-based content

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Mom-and-pop studios make a comeback

‘It’s back to the ’80s,’ says co-owner of new soundstage as Toronto-area spaces fill the city’s studio gap

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Alberta moving forward on studio

Calgary is a step closer to the dream of a purpose-built studio complex. The province of Alberta has plans to lead a combination of public and private parties to build a production facility in the city.

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Reitman set for honors, jury duty at Whistler

Chloe producer to take lifetime achievement prize and lead Borsos jury

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Redgrave, Belucci, Strathairn sign to Whistleblower

E1 to distribute Canada/Germany coproduction from first-timer Larysa Kondracki

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Sony takes Egoyan’s Chloe for U.S.

StudioCanal closes deal in the low seven figures. Release expected stateside by spring

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Alberta moving forward on studio

Deal for Calgary stage expected in two months, says culture minister, despite budget crunch

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Sherry and Cianciotta back in the distribution game

Jim Sherry and Tony Cianciotta are back in the distribution game. In advance of TIFF, the industry veterans launched D Films, a boutique releasing company that acquires and distributes feature films in Canada across all platforms. Sherry is president while Cianciotta heads up acquisitions. The investors in the privately held company were not disclosed.

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Beginning to see the Lightbox

As I confront TIFF number 25, I admit to a strong ambivalence. The coming onslaught of movies is welcome, but less so the attendant explosion of self-importance. Our era’s cult of personal celebrity is bad enough, but in a few days everyone from doormen to waitresses to party publicists and party crashers will be moving levers of petty control. There’s nothing like show business to bring the prick out of anyone.