Film

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Telus awards $3.2M across 61 projects

Hybrid live-action/animation series Raven’s Adventures, produced by Edmonton’s Groove Soldier Productions, is among the recipients in the latest round.

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A call for greater access

A new report highlights employment issues facing Canadians with disabilities working in Ontario’s screen-based industries.

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Media Ranch appoints Christos Sourligas to SVP role

Sourligas (pictured) will join the Montreal-based company as SVP of business development and distribution.

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Deals: marblemedia, Seville, Quebecor, Blue Ant

marblemedia acquires two children’s series, including Forte Entertainment’s Snapshots, plus more deals of the week.

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NFB doc nabs San Sebastian prize

Culinary documentary Theater of Life, from director Peter Svatek, won the Tokyo Gohan Award.

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Spotlight Pictures takes int’l sales rights for The Hive

The L.A.-based sales agent will shop the Jeff Kopas-directed feature at AFM in November.

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Production begins on The Wanting

The thriller from producer Rob Heydon (pictured) was adapted for the screen by Milton’s Secret scribe Donald Martin.

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Indiecan Entertainment acquires tasty bug doc

The feature documentary Bugs on the Menu, produced by Victoria’s 291 Film Company, is accompanied by a Secret Location-created website.

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TIFF shakes up Board of Directors

Four board members have retired, including board chair Lisa de Wilde (pictured), who will be replaced by long-time board member Jennifer Tory.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Nitro Rush tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, followed by Juste la fin du monde at #2 and Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes.

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In brief: FIA re-elects Downey; “Augie” award winner named

The ACTRA National president was re-elected president of the International Federation of Actors, the imagineNATIVE film fest will honour Tom Jackson, and more news.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Sully tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, with Bridget Jones’s Baby at #2 and Snowden at #3.