Film

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Marie Clements’ Red Snow wins VIFF audience award

Red Snow picked up the popular Canadian feature award, while Charles Wilkinson’s Haida Modern was the audience’s Canadian documentary pick.

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eOne sees Q1 revenue dip ahead of Hasbro sale

The financial filing comes one week before eOne shareholders are scheduled to vote on the proposed Hasbro transaction, which, if completed, values eOne at $5.3 billion.

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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In brief: Sinking Ship launches Endlings non-profit campaign

Plus: imagineNATIVE names the finalists of its annual webseries competition with APTN and a Canadian copro will open the Reel Asian film festival.

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The race is on as Antigone vies for Oscar gold

Associate producer Isabelle Couture shares details about the Oscar campaign and how the modern adaptation’s timely subject matter could sway voters.

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Netflix acquires ‘The Body Remembers’ for the U.S.

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing handles international sales on the Canada/Norway copro from Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

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Against The Wild trilogy feature goes to camera in Northern Ontario

Northern Banner will handle domestic distribution on The Journey Home, the latest installment in filmmaker Richard Boddington’s popular franchise.

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TVA Films heads back in time with new sci-fi feature

Timescape, directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas and produced by Fullum Films, will wrap production in Montreal later this week.

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‘The Body Remembers’ wins two awards in VIFF’s BC Spotlight

Zacharias Kunuk’s One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk picked up the festival’s top Canadian film prize and Emerging Canadian Director went to Heather Young for Murmur.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux stays inside the top 10 for a third week, while Downton Abbey tops the list ahead of Abominable.

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In brief: Newen closes Reel One acquisition

The Department of Canadian Heritage approves Paris-based Newen’s majority acquisition of Montreal prodco Reel One, plus more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux tops the chart and crosses the $1-million mark, with Vivre a 100 milles a l’heure coming in at #2 and Menteur at #3.