Film

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Image Engine and Cinesite announce merger

The Vancouver- born VFX shop is merging with the global business of Cinesite, which operates studios in Vancouver, Montreal and London, England.

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Raven Banner picks up The Editor

The Toronto-based distributor has secured the Canadian rights to the Adam Brooks- and Matthew Kennedy-directed horror comedy.

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Gimli names competition finalists

Filmmakers including Jared Adams and Alex Kristiansen will pitch their short film concept to a panel at the Gimli Film Festival for a chance to win $10,000 in funding.

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Bron launches animation studio on Vancouver Island

The new studio space, located in Duncan, is for the in-house production of Bron Studios’ animation Henchmen (pictured) and other upcoming projects.

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Nova Scotia updates production fund guidelines

The Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, which comes into effect this week, has added new elements since draft guidelines were released June 2.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 19, 2015 to June 25, 2015

Antoine et Marie is the top Canadian film for the week of June 19 to June 25, with La passion d’Augustine at #2.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 19, 2015 to June 25, 2015

Jurassic Park tops the Canadian box office chart for the week of June 19 to June 25, while Inside Out debuts at #2.

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Diamond Tongues lands U.S. distribution

Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson’s film will get a stateside release via boutique distributor Factory 25.

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ACCT expands Yangaroo partnership

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has expanded its use of the Yangaroo Awards platform for the CSAs. (ACCT exec Louis Calabro pictured.)

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Column: Setting up shop in the U.S. may be easier than you think

Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio suggests strategies for entertainment professionals considering expanding to, or working in, the U.S.