Film

Lovesick

How Tyson Caron landed in the director’s chair

Lovesick, backed by eOne and Telefilm, debuts at the Whistler Film Festival today.

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Deals: A71, IndieCan, Blue Ant, Motion 58

Deals heat up at the Whistler Film Festival, Blue Ant sells more than 500 hours of content across Asia-Pacific, plus more from Raven Banner, Nelvana and Sinking Ship.

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Cancon undervalued in int’l markets: CRTC hearings

The domestic regulatory system needs to incentivize broadcasters to take more risks and invest more in R&D, eOne’s John Morayniss told the commission.

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How Hollywood Suite prepped for pick and pay

With a channel rebrand and a nostalgia-heavy marketing play, the five-year-old media co is hoping to stand out in a crowded field.

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How skinny basic fared through 2016: report

Eight in 10 Canadians made no significant changes to their cable packages, but half of subscribers are considered “at risk” of cutting the cord.

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Chris McDonald wins DOC Institute prize

The Hot Docs president and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril picked up trophies at yesterday’s ceremony.

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Rezolution Pictures heads to Sundance

The Montreal-based prodco is one of two Canadian cos with films at the indie festival.

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Production underway on The Humanity Bureau

The film stars Nicholas Cage and is the second in a six-picture deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide.

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Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16

The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.

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CMPA takes aim at ‘producer of record’ deals: CRTC hearings

The commission also heard from CAFDE about how recent consolidation has affected the distribution outlets for features, and from DOC about how Super Channel’s legal woes impact doc makers.

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Cameras roll on WWI thriller Trench 11

The film, directed by Leo Scherman, is produced by Carousel Pictures and Insidious Pictures.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 18 to 24, 2016

1:54 takes the top spot, with Shut In at #2 and Pays at #3.