FILM Articles

That Mennonite Joke, Crash Site win Gimli pitch competitions


Orlando Braun, Jorge Requena and Sonya Ballantyne took home prizes for their projects following the 2014 edition of the Gimli Film Festival.

Canada shines with coproduction cred in Sicily


Hammering out a coproduction to shoot a film or TV project in picturesque Italy can be a challenge. Who are you going to call? Enter the Canadians.

Child actor protections bill reintroduced in Ontario


An earlier version of the bill died on the order paper when a provincial election was called this spring.

Want a good movie review? Dish out the popcorn


Snack brand Orville Redenbacher tries its hand at mood manipulation (but in a rewarding way) for its latest campaign. From Strategy

Why Gabrielle headlined a Sicilian seaside film festival


In a scene out of Cinema Paradiso, the open-air screening of Louise Archambault’s tearjerker came ahead of a roundtable discussion on coproductions at the Italian event.

IMAX’s Q2 earnings climb as Hollywood’s summer B.O. falls


A growing international presence is helping IMAX offset a handful of disappointing performers at the box office.

Cimoroni & Company to produce 2015 CSAs


The sports marketing and events expert will helm next year’s Canadian Screen Awards ceremony, with Rick Chisholm executive producing. (Dan Cimoroni pictured)

Ron Mann’s Altman to screen in Venice


The Canadian director’s long-awaited ninth film chronicles the life of the late American director.

How Andrew Cymek’s Dark Rising spawned a franchise


The veteran genre writer/director has a bigger budget and cast for Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds, now airing on Super Channel.

Northern Ontario ‘perfect fit’ for Lost and Found


As production wraps on the feature film, producer Jordan Barker tells Playback why shooting in Sault Ste. Marie made sense for the under $2 million film.

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