Denis Seguin

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Funny business

Did you hear the one about the film funding agency that tried to start a comedy factory?

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Two years later, where is Canada on piracy?

Two years ago, Ottawa enacted legislation criminalizing camcording in cinemas. And yet in May, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative placed Canada on its Priority Watch List – claiming ‘estimated trade losses due to copyright piracy’ in Canada in 2008 of US$742 million.

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Ontario moves to match competition

The Government of Ontario has announced plans to expand its film and TV production services tax credit beyond a foreign production’s Ontario labor spend. The move followed by two weeks a similar announcement in Quebec, as both provinces move to sweeten incentives to foreign producers.

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Oscar doubles your chances

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that there will be 10 nominees for best picture at the 82nd Academy Awards next March, any producer could have been excused for swooning.

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Dramatic growth coming in ‘everything digital’

Global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is betting on a dramatic shift in entertainment and media spending over the next five years. According to the firm’s newly released Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2009-2013, the increases will be concentrated in video gaming, Internet advertising and what the report gamely calls ‘digital everything.’ The report predicts consumer spending will surge after 2011.

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Cineplex reworks multiplex

Former Famous Players site cut down to size

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Ontario moves to match Quebec

Tax credit race continues, but will this latest move keep up with the free-spending French?

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Two years later, where is Canada on piracy?

U.S. figures still pin much of the blame for camcording on Canuck theaters, despite the 2007 law. But do the numbers add up?

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Amreeka big in France

Canadian copro met with warm reception from critics, audiences

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Cité-Amérique rolls with Faker

Last Casino’s Pierre Gill directing counterfeiting yarn for TMN/MC

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Dramatic growth coming in ‘everything digital’

Five-year look-ahead says surge in spending will include video games, Internet advertising

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Apatow’s latest to headline Just For Laughs fete

Plans for Montreal fest include Funny People and Roy Dupuis-starrer Les doigts croches