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Lionsgate in talks with China’s Hunan TV on $1.5B filmmaking pact

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Sources close to the negotiations indicate the Vancouver-based indie studio and a possible Chinese partner are in “advanced discussions.” (Lionsgate’s Hunger Games pictured).



White Pine preps ‘Politics of Power’ for TVO, schools

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Peter Raymont says he hopes this documentary will have the same legs his 1978 doc, The Art of the Possible, did in the educational system. (Pictured L to R: Roxana Spicer, Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne and Peter Raymont)



Coming Soon: The Backward Class

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Robin Smith of Blue Ice Docs on his theatrical distribution strategy for The Backwards Class, winner of the 2014 Hot Docs Audience Award.



Patrick Roy to oversee eOne Films Canada as Bryan Gliserman exits

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Roy (pictured), who oversees the Quebec film operations, will extend his duties to all of Canada as Gliserman secures a first-look deal for future film projects.



Jeffery St. Jules wins Claude Jutra Award

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The prize, which recognizes an outstanding debut from a first-time filmmaker, will be presented to St. Jules during the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast on March 1.



Blog: Francois Delisle on bringing Chorus to life

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Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus talks to the director about writing, financing and finishing his sixth feature (Chorus pictured).



Darrin Rose to host Canadian Screen Awards’ industry galas

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The Match Game host and comic will emcee two nights of prize-giving ahead of the big show on March 1 on the CBC.



How ‘Clara’s Big Ride’ anchors Bell’s Let’s Talk initative

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Filmmaker Larry Weinstein recounts being moved to tears while making his doc about Clara Hughes’ bike ride to raise awareness about depression and other mental health issues.



As loonie falls in value, film rental equipment investment jumps

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William F. White International and Sim Digital opening new Northern Ontario facilities is the latest sign of expansion in the equipment rental market (White’s camera car pictured).



Blog: Quirky ‘Pop-Up Porno’ a hot topic at Sundance

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Playback‘s Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus speaks with Pop-Up Porno producer Holly O’Brien about getting three – yes, three – self-financed shorts into the famed festival.

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