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Monsoon, Dark Side to book-end Planet in Focus


Sturla Gunnarsson’s India-set documentary (pictured) will open Toronto’s Planet in Focus Film Festival next month.

Deals: MCE, D Films, DHX Brands, Sago Sago


D Films will release the CanCon thriller The Scarehouse (pictured) across home entertainment platforms, and more deals of the week.

Report: Quebec should restore multimedia tax credit rate


Montreal International urged the Quebec Taxation Review to raise the tax credit to where it was before a 20% cut was unveiled in June 2014.

NFB pacts with NSI on Aboriginal doc course


With the new partnership, projects completed by participants in the course will be streamed on, with the NFB also offering mentorship during postproduction.

Cameras roll in Sudbury on Chet Baker biopic


The Ethan Hawke-starrer is written and directed by Robert Budreau.

Crafthaus, Possibility partner to produce Defective


Up-and-coming director Reese Eveneshen will direct the feature, which will shoot in Hamilton (pictured) and Guelph in 2015.

Allison Scagliotti, Cara Gee to star in Anne Darling


Writer/director Norman Yeung will co-star in the character-driven drama to shoot in Toronto. (Gee pictured)

Groups call for affirmative action for women in film and TV


“Employment in Canadian media production needs to truly reflect the gender balance and diversity of contemporary Canada,” said a communique issued after the St. John’s Summit on Women in Media.

George Anthony, Jeffery Elliot to receive special CSAs


Anthony (pictured) is among six film and television industry builders who will be honoured during the 2015 Canadian Screen Week.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 10, 2014 to Oct. 16, 2014


Mommy is the top Canadian film at the box office for the week starting Oct. 10, with Dr. Cabbie sitting at #2.

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