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Deals: levelFILM, CPAC, DHX, Corus, Lionsgate

Toronto’s levelFILM has acquired the Canadian rights to Stephen Dorff-starrer The Debt (pictured) and doc Out of Print, plus more deals of the week.

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Photo Gallery: 2016 Spotlight Awards

A selection of photos from Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s Spotlight Awards held this week at the Performance Works arts theatre.

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In brief: Canadian projects win at Annecy, Nielsen buys Repucom

Animation projects directed by Theodore Ushev and Moia Jobin-Pare are among the winners at Annecy film fest, plus more news from the week. (Une tete disparait pictured.)

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CFC partners with CBC for Actors Conservatory

The Canadian Film Centre also named Don Carmody (pictured) producer chair of its film programs.

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Canada earns 19 noms in Cannes ad fest entertainment, film categories

The Director X-helmed Drake video Hotline Bling is among those shortlisted in the festival’s first-ever Entertainment for Music category.

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DGC names nominees for 2016 awards

Robert Budreau (pictured) is up for an award for his debut feature, Born to be Blue, while Vikings directors take over the dramatic series category.

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B.C.’s Okanagan finally gets a film studio

Though still being retrofitted, use of the Vernon, B.C.-based Okanagan Film Studios is currently underway.

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TIFF asks filmmakers, artists to look 150 years to the future

The festival, in partnership with imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, is launching a VR project entitled 2167.


Mastersfx opens Toronto studio

The veteran FX shop also has studios in L.A. and Vancouver. (Company president Todd Masters and Zane Knisely pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 10 to June 16, 2016

Into the Forest is at #1 for the week of June 10 to 16, followed by Canada/Israel copro Vita Activa at #2 and I Am the Blues at #3.