Film

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Production underway on Dolan’s latest feature

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is the filmmaker’s first English-language film.

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D360, Partners in Motion ink development deal

Toronto’s D360 has also taken on the global distribution of the Vancouver prodco’s entire catalogue, including documentary series Crime Stories (pictured).

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Fantasia spawns feature-anthology horror pact

Raven Banner and Indiecan Entertainment are among five companies partnering to release anthology films for U.S. and Canadian markets. (Minutes Past Midnight pictured.)

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Screen Awards dive into immersive media

The ACCT has announced five new digital and immersive award categories to be presented during Canadian Screen Week.

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Birks Diamond Tribute to honour Tracey Deer, Sandra Oh

For the first year, the Birks Diamond Tribute, which celebrates Canadian women in film, will also honour writers. Room‘s Emma Donoghue is among the nominees.

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Northern Banner picks up The Lakehouse

The debut feature from writing partners Nicola Sammeroff and Jon E. Cohen will begin production in September.

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TIFF ’16: The Headhunter’s Calling lone Canadian gala

The first round of announcements has been made, with Headhunter’s so far alone in the gala slots and copro Maudie (pictured) in special presentations.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 15 to July 21, 2016

Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 is #1 for the week of July 15 to 21, with King Dave at #2 and Closet Monster at #3.

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Crew numbers surging in B.C.

With production continuing to boom, the province’s IATSE local has been looking for out-of-the-box solutions to the crew crunch.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 15 to July 21, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets tops the chart for the week of July 15 to 21, followed by Ghostbusters at #2 and Finding Dory at #3.

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Arcana Studios, Yisang Media pact on Pandy

Animated 3D feature Pandy will be released in Chinese markets. (Arcana president Sean Patrick O’Reilly pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs July 4 to July 10, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 tops the DVD chart for the week of July 3 to 10, with Zootopia at #2 and Deadpool at #3.