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Northern Ontario industry adds $100M to GDP in 2015/16

More than 60 productions filmed in the region in the last two years, according to a new OMDC report.

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Allan Hopkins’ Indian Road Trip begins

Cameras are rolling in Merritt and the Lower Nicola Valley, B.C. on the Telefilm micro-budget comedy.

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Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 sails past $3 million

While it received a slightly wider theatrical release across Canada, the sequel didn’t match the two-week mark set by its predecessor.

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Deals: MK2, eOne, Spin Master

A number of eOne-produced series are headed to Poland after the global studio inked a new streaming agreement, plus more deals.

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Telefilm selects micro-budget program projects

Eighteen films and web projects will receive funding, including SB Edwards’ Fall Back Down and Naomi Mark’s How to Bee.

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13% of top-grossing films shot in Canada: report

The country also sits third in total film production spend and managed 68% of the VFX work on those top movies in 2016, according to a study from FilmLA.

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In Brief: Canada to be highlighted at EFM

WIDC launches directory of women directors across the country, plus more news.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films May 12 to 18, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 takes the #1 spot, followed by Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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Minds Eye lines up next thriller

Cameras begin rolling this weekend on thriller Distorted, starring John Cusack and Christina Ricci.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 12 to 18, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 lands at #3, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #1 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword at #2.

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eOne full-year revenues up 35%

The increase was driven by strong performances from its TV and family divisions, with the global studio also seeing improved results on the film side.

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Performance capture studio opens in Vancouver

Vancouver Film School has partnered with Mimic Performance Capture on the $1.5 million studio, which will be available to both students and businesses.