Film

Justin McConnell

Unstable Ground, Federgreen Entertainment pact on Lifechanger

Raven Banner and Texas-based Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute the horror in Canada and the U.S. respectively, with production scheduled to begin in October.

Get Shorty

Deals: Encore TV, Super Channel, DHX

New Media Vision acquires the format rights to Encore Television’s Les Beaux Malaises, plus more deals.

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Cameras roll on Second Opinion

The Incendo-produced TV movie is directed by Caroline Lebreche.

Scriptwriting

In Brief: Al Magee joins the NSI Features First program

Plus: Nelvana brings Mysticons into the digital realm, and Jeremy Boxen boards Imposters.

Deanne Foley

An Audience of Chairs gathers in St. John’s

Backed by CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund, the Deanne Foley-directed indie drama will be distributed in Canada by A71 Entertainment.

The Filmmakers, from CBC Media Centre

New CBC talk show puts Canadian film under the spotlight

Set to debut this weekend, The Filmmakers looks at the making of 11 homegrown features, including Deepa Mehta’s Water and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 7 to 13, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #1, followed by Un sac de billes at #2 and Maudie at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 7 to 13, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #10, with Spider-Man Homecoming at #1 and Despicable Me 3 at #2.

BON COP BAD COP IIphotos: Sébastien Raymond. seb©sebray.com

Bon Cop sequel hits $6M at the box office

The action-comedy flick, which bowed on 235 screens country-wide, reached the milestone after 10 weeks in theatres.

Maria Bello

Euclid431 Pictures gets ready to GLO

The feature, currently filming in northern Ontario, stars Maria Bello and Kyle MacLachlan.

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On the Slate: JoBro Productions

The Toronto prodco is looking for source material in creative places and is considering getting into the TV game.

Donald McDonald

Super Channel ups McDonald to president, CEO

The long-time exec will lead all strategy and operations for the Edmonton-based channel.