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