The Disappearance

Deals: WGN America, BYUtv, TLA Releasing

WGN America has picked up The Disappearance, TLA Releasing takes U.S., U.K., and French rights to M/M, plus more.

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

In brief: My Dead Dad’s and New Romantic win at SXSW

Plus: A portrait of Maudie‘s economic impact and eOne heads to the beach with a new format.

Paul Raphael

The Future of Media: Felix & Paul talk VR hype versus reality

The Montreal studio’s co-founder and creative director Paul Raphael dishes on what’s next for VR and why the tech could hit the mainstream this year.

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Agents of Influence among Hot Docs Forum picks

EyeSteelFilm’s copro with South Africa’s Fireworx Media and Chronicle Productions is one of 20 projects selected for the annual pitch event.


Bron Creative boards The Good Liar

Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth will exec produce the feature starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren.

Jordan Paterson

Rare Earth Media options Bethune biography

Adapted by Jordan Paterson (pictured), the Vancouver prodco will coproduce the feature with China’s Ray Production.


Hot Docs unveils more Special Presentations

Canada/U.S. feature doc The Game Changers will screen in the section, alongside projects about rapper M.I.A. and fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 2 to 8, 2018

Nelly et Simon: Mission Yeti is at #1, while Pour Vivre Ici takes the #2 spot and Charlotte a Du Fun comes in at #3.

Deepa Mehta

Playback’s 2018 Hall of Fame: Deepa Mehta

The Fire-y filmmaker’s subject matter is never easy. Neither was her rise to fame.

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Making Monsters roars into Northern Ontario

Short horror filmmakers Justin Harding and Rob Brunner have partnered with Buck Productions once again, this time on their first feature film.


Canada, Belgium to sign copro agreement

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly will sign a memorandum of understanding with Belgian communities today in Ottawa.

Mascha Schilinski

Dark Blue Girl sweeps VIWIFF

Writer/director Mascha Schilinski’s feature took home best feature and best direction, among other awards, at the Vancouver women’s film fest.