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Deals: Nelvana, Minds Eye, Guru Studio

Minds Eye Entertainment has inked a deal with Redbox for the U.S. release of its feature The Humanity Bureau, plus more.

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Indiecan Entertainment catches The Birdwatcher

The Toronto-based indie distributor has picked up the North American rights to Siobhan Devine’s debut feature.

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In brief: Netflix boards Canadian Academy’s apprenticeship program

Plus: The Toronto Screenwriting Conference announces its Magee TV winners, Cineplex gives Sharkwater: Extinction a fall release and Deluxe adds to its Vancouver team.

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Black Cop, Pure win at Screen Nova Scotia Awards

Cory Bowles’ debut feature was one of the projects celebrated at the fourth annual ceremony in Halifax.

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Kew Media revenues hit $39.8M in Q1

CEO Steven Silver said the company is still assessing opportunities for acquisitions in both the production and talent spaces.

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Nanci MacLean named president of Pinewood Toronto Studios

Bell Media also made a number of additions to senior management and the board of directors as it completed its acquisition of a majority stake in the studio.

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Laura Mackenzie takes Screen Nova Scotia’s top role

The newly appointed exec director takes over from Erika Beatty, who exited the role in March.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 4 to 10, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War tops the chart, followed by I Feel Pretty at #2 and A Quiet Place at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 4 to 10, 2018

Indian Horse nabs the top spot, followed by La Bolduc coming in at #2 and La Terre Vue Du Coeur landing at #3.

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Brandon Cronenberg unveils next project

Rhombus Media and Rook Films are set to produce Possessor, the latest feature from the Antiviral writer and director.

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Producer Kevin Tierney dies at 67

An outspoken and passionate filmmaker, Tierney left an indelible mark on Canadian film.

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Seven24, Nomadic, Spotlight earn Rosies

Fargo picked up best international coproduction, while Heartland and Living Proof were also recognized at the 44th annual awards.