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Ed Barreveld to receive 2016 Hot Docs’ Don Haig Award

The Toronto-based, Emmy-nominated producer (pictured) will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

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Rob McLaughlin returns to the NFB

McLaughlin (pictured) will replace Loc Dao as head of the NFB’s Vancouver digital studio.

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Incendo hires Adam Feigen

Feigen will be responsible for developing Incendo’s slate of TV movies and drama series.

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Bron Studios to produce The Wildness

The werewolf feature will be the first to go to camera under Bron’s sub-label The Realm. (Bron co-founder Aaron L. Gilbert pictured.)

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 11 to 17, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is #1 for the week of April 11 to 17, followed by Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 at #2 and Hateful Eight at #3.

Below Her Mouth

Elle Driver takes int’l sales rights to Below Her Mouth

The Serendipity Point Films feature is being distributed by Elevation Pictures in Canada.

Mothers and Daughters

Deals: PNP, Boat Rocker, CTV, AMBI

Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) acquires the Canadian rights to Paige Cameron’s Mothers & Daughters (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

How to Plan an Orgy

Coming Soon: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

Andrew Hunt shares Northern Banner’s day-and-date distribution strategy for How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, premiering in select theatres starting May 13.


Sandra Kleinfeld named senior director of documentary at CBC

The position was created following the departure of CBC’s long-time director of doc programming, Mark Starowicz, last year. (Kleinfeld pictured.)

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Licensing, merchandising org LIMA launches in Toronto

The organization has identified Canada as having the world’s fifth-largest market for trademark licensing. (Director of LIMA’s Toronto office Andrew Menceles pictured.)