Stephanie Azam’s amazing adventure
‘I want us to have a great industry,’ says Stephanie Azam, the recently appointed head of Telefilm Canada’s English-language feature film productions. Not naïve but certainly enthusiastic, Azam fixes her eyes intently on the goal ahead: 5% of the box office for Canadian film.
Living on the edge
Canada’s national treasure keeps reinventing itself. That’s how the National Film Board stays edgy at 70. That’s how it wins countless awards worldwide, including a dozen Oscars.
Big win for White Pine
The Toronto Documentary Forum concluded on a high note when Canwest commissioning editor Sara Jane Flynn handed the $40,000…
Best intentions, little drama at Good Pitch
Filmmakers eager to pitch socially responsible projects gathered on Thursday at the first North American Good Pitch session at…
Pitches face tough crowd at Hot Docs
There was a lot of pitching but very little catching at the festival’s Toronto Documentary Forum…
Stormy start for Hot Docs
With a rainstorm raging outside, the Hot Docs festival got off to a damp start at Toronto’s historic…
Feces to be pitched at doc forum
Acclaimed curmudgeon Christopher Hitchens will personally present one, while tabloid mainstay Angelina Jolie will produce one of the 30 projects…
Genies’ red-carpet ride to Parliament Hill
The Genie Awards ceremony has played in Toronto since its inception in 1980, with the exception of a couple of botched road trips down Highway 401 to Montreal in the mid-’90s. If those moves were made to appease the French, they didn’t work.
A capital idea to move the Genies to Ottawa
In a wily pseudo-political move, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television is moving the 29th Genie Awards show live to the nation’s capital for the first time.
HD raises the bar on quality
As broadcasters around the globe transfer to the HD format, stock footage companies scramble to fill the industry’s growing need.
Ontario productions are budding
Ontario took giant strides towards creating an ecologically friendly motion picture sector last year, and although production was noticeably down, the stage is set to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint this year.
Toronto critics fall for Rachel, Wendy and Lucy
Two edgy indie films, Rachel Getting Married and Wendy and Lucy dominated the year-end prizes…