Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger
A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.
In Brief: ACTRA National names new research head
The Treasury Board of Canada approves the construction of Maison de Radio-Canada, plus more news.
Melanie Joly heads to L.A.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage will meet with execs from YouTube and the Academy, as well as the city’s mayor.
Mongrel expands Maudie release
A solid opening and a line around the block at its Halifax premiere prompted a wider Atlantic Canada release of the Canada/Ireland copro.
Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution wins Peabody
The four-part series, commissioned by Bell Media, is one of 12 documentary winners.
Lionsgate to open Toronto distribution arm
Susan Hummel, former SVP sales and distribution at FremantleMedia International Canada, has been tapped to lead the new office.
The Jews Who Wrote Christmas preps Toronto shoot
The musical documentary, produced by Riddle Films, has sold to eight broadcasters around the world.
Production wraps on Anthem
The feature adaptation of the YA novel Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is produced by Vancouver’s Sepia Films.
Ricky Gervais boards Bron Animation film
The Office star joins The Willoughbys as narrator and exec producer.
TSC names Magee Diverse Screenwriter winners
The conference has also named the participants of this year’s WGC Writing Room Intensive with Ins Choi and Kevin White.
Perfume War preps theatrical release
The award-winning doc is tapping a fragrance manufacturer and a Dragon to help push social reach ahead of its premiere.
On the Slate: Zapruder Films
The production company behind Operation Avalanche and nirvanna the band the show is looking to expand its slate with projects by up-and-coming talent.