Film

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Caroline Monnet, Microclimat Films roll on Bootlegger

Montreal-based distributor MK2|Mile End is set to release the film penned by Monnet and Daniel Watchorn in Canada.

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Bron Studios lines up The Quench

Dayveon filmmaker Amman Abbasi (pictured) is set to direct the coming-of-age thriller, while Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Anjay Nagpal serve as executive producers.

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WIDC welcomes 8 Story & Leadership participants

This year’s cohort sees Nimisha Mukerji develop drama series Reign of Durga, while Kim Albright works on her debut feature With Love and a Major Organ.

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The Twentieth Century wins main prize at Los Cabos

Matthew Rankin’s feature-length debut took the Competencia Los Cabos Award at the Mexican film festival, which had a number of Canadian films in contention.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 8 to 14, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate continues its streak, while Joker comes in at #2 and Last Christmas lands at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 8 to 14, 2019

Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone tops the chart, followed by Jouliks at #2 and Matthias et Maxime at #3.

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Game Theory Films embraces the niche in its distribution strategy

The boutique distributor has announced its latest film acquisitions, including first-ever foreign titles, as it experiments with hyper-focused promotion strategies to reach new markets.

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In brief: DGC partners with NSI on Indigenous training programs

Plus, documentaries like Carmine Street Guitars make it on the Academy Awards Best Feature submission list.

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MacLeod pledges stability for Ontario tax credits

The Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries wrapped up a four-day visit to L.A. to meet with film and TV execs to promote Ontario’s creative sector.

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Cineplex gets revenue boost in Q3, seeks strategic partner for e-sports division

Box office and theatre advertising were on the rise thanks to blockbusters and family-friendly fare.

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PNP mellows out with Canadian Strain

The newly Toronto-based distributor nabbed the Canadian distribution rights to the cannabis comedy, written and directed by Geordie Sabbagh and starring Jess Salgueiro.

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Metafilms gets to work on Alberic Aurteneche’s feature debut

La contemplation du mystere will be released by FunFilm Distribution in Canada.