Film

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Gave Lindo named ReelWorld exec director

The former deputy director of business and rights at CBC is now head of all ReelWorld operations, including the annual festival. (Lindo and ReelWorld founder Tonya Williams pictured.)

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Cameras roll on Incendo’s Swept Under

Production on the TV movie kicked off in late April. (Aaron Ashmore pictured.)

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Production set to begin on Metamorphosis doc

Shooting on the Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper 4K feature documentary begins on May 8.

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Haida Gwaii, Amina Profile win Hot Docs prizes

A total of 12 awards and $61,000 in cash and prizes were presented to filmmakers from Canada and around the world. (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World pictured.)

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Manitoba extends industry tax credits to 2019

The Manitoba Film and Video Tax Credit and Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit are both renewed and extended to Dec. 31 of that year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 13, 2015 to April 19, 2015

Interstellar tops the DVD chart once again for the week of April 13 to April 19, while The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies sits at #2.

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Living with Giants wins Shaw Media-Hot Docs Forum prize

The Pitch Prize went to the MC2 Communication Media project, while the inaugural Hot Docs Short Film Pitch winners were also unveiled Thursday.

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Mark Media, Flying Cloud announce partnership

The two prodcos will produce three documentaries and one feature film this year. (Jason Loftus, CEO and executive producer of Mark Media, pictured.)

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Deals: Pyramid, Peace Point, eOne, Proper

Peace Point Rights sells Keasha’s Perfect Dress (pictured) to TV One in the U.S., and more deals from the week.

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Child actor protections bill passed in Ontario

Bill 17, which passed its third reading in the Ontario Legislature on Thursday, aims to provide stronger protections for non-unionized child performers.