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Industryworks Studios’ The Lost Legion gets U.S. distribution


Lionsgate will release the feature on its home entertainment platforms, as part of a side-deal with Grindstone Entertainment.

Veteran filmmaker Richard Nielsen dies at 86


The writer-director made The Wars and Labour of Love.

Yzkor goes into production in Montreal


The Canada-France coproduction has cast Luc Picard and Geraldine Pailhas in lead roles. (Pailhas pictured)

Sandra Oh boards Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses


The Grey’s Anatomy star tells Playback Daily about launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the Canadian animated feature.

Molly Parker joins The 9th Life of Louis Drax


The supernatural thriller from coproducers Brightlight Pictures and AntColony Films is shooting in Vancouver. (Parker pictured)

Jian Ghomeshi to sue CBC after dismissal


The legal move follows the CBC cutting ties to the popular radio host after “serious deliberation and careful consideration.”

Whistler unveils 11 world bows in Canadian film slate


The 2014 lineup includes debuts for the latest movies by Carl Bessai, Jeffrey Nesker and Joel Ashton McCarthy.

Enemy, Orphan Black win top prizes at DGC awards


Don McKellar also won the best film direction trophy for his work on The Grand Seduction at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards, held on Saturday at The Carlu in Toronto.

Shomi unveils content deal with Warner Bros. Int’l


The catalogue deal is the latest from the Canadian SVOD launching in November against market leader Netflix Canada.

Report: Quebec should restore multimedia tax credit rate


Montreal International urged the Quebec Taxation Review to raise the tax credit to where it was before a 20% cut was unveiled in June 2014.

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