FILM Articles

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy not advancing in Oscar’s


The Canadian film did not make the nine-feature shortlist in the foreign language film category for the 87th Academy Awards.

Op/Ed: Why writing rooms need more women


WGC president Jill Golick makes the case for increasing the number of scripts penned by women in Canada.

eOne, First Take to bring Dr. Cabbie to TV


Entertainment One has partnered with First Take Entertainment to develop and produce a TV version of the Dr. Cabbie feature film.

Hot Docs, Shaw launch doc training program


The Diverse Voices Program will kick off during the 2015 edition of the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

Raven Banner boards Portal to Hell


The indie distributor will handle the Canadian and international sales of the feature version of the film, which will first be shot as a short starring Roddy Piper (pictured).

Jason Wright joins Search Engine


Wright has been named the indie distributor’s new VP of marketing and operations.

Legendary Pictures options Andrew Pyper novel


The Pacific Rim (pictured) producer picked up an upcoming supernatural thriller from the Toronto-based novelist.

Cineplex delays release of The Interview


UPDATED: Following a similar decision by a host of U.S. exhibitors, Sony cancels release of the Seth Rogen-starring film altogether.

How do you sell Canada to Hollywood as loonie plunges?


Talk tax credit stability and talent, not as much about currency, local players tell Playback Daily.

Millennium to release April Mullen’s 88 stateside


The indie distributor grabbed the U.S. home entertainment rights to the revenge thriller from Wango Films. (Mullen pictured)

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Heather Steele, Communications Director, Ubisoft Toronto, presents Shasha Nakhai with the inaugural Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship plaque at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Yani Macute