TIFF to showcase virtual reality projects
The Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight virtual reality over three days during this year’s event. (Pictured: 6×9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement.)
eOne signs first-look deal with Chopped creators
Cleve Keller and Dave Noll will develop and produce original unscripted programming for the studio through their Keller/Noll banner.
NFB to coproduce A Better Man
Production is underway in Toronto on the doc from co-directors Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman.
Josie Crimi joins Scott Brothers Entertainment
Crimi (pictured) was most recently with General Purpose Entertainment.
Highrise, Do Not Track land IDA award noms
How to Change the World (pictured) was also named the recipient of a special award presented by the International Documentary Association.
CMF distributes $5M across 17 projects
Docs about boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, explorer Jeff Fuchs and mermaids are among 17 docs to receive support from the Canada Media Fund.
NFB premieres Aboriginal short film series
The shorts will screen as part of the Aboriginal Pavilion festival being held alongside the Pan Am Games. (Caroline Monnet’s Mobilize pictured.)
Expandables, Flip Addict head overseas
Networks in Europe, Australia and Asia have picked up 500 hours of lifestyle series, including The Expandables (pictured), from Tricon Films & Television.
FremantleMedia Int’l in Canada promotes Di Mondo
The distributor has promoted Michela Di Mondo (pictured) to the newly created position of VP of distribution and sales for its Canadian office.
Cineflix sells Yap, Force Four series into Germany
Several titles from distributor Cineflix Rights’ science, history and crime and investigation catalogues are heading to Germany, including Yap Films’ Battle Factory (pictured).
Gusto TV adds two new originals
The food and lifestyle indie is in production on two new in-house-produced 4K series.
Beyond Distribution acquires Hockey Wives
Beyond will handle the international distribution of Bristow Global Media’s Hockey Wives: Married to the Game (pictured).