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FIN Atlantic ’19: A Fire in the Cold Season among world premieres

Additionally, Heather Young’s feature debut Murmur will serve as the Halifax festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation.

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Kew Media revenues climb to $69M in Q2

Kew execs said that, as the level of collaboration increases between its production and distribution companies, proprietary titles are making up a larger portion of revenues.

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Parkland Entertainment picks up Shelagh McLeod’s Astronaut

The U.K.-based distributor plans to release the drama theatrically in the U.K. and Ireland next year.

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In Brief: It Must Be Heaven joins TIFF ’19 lineup

Plus, eOne hires a former BBC Worldwide exec for its Latin America sales team and NSI launches NSI New Northern Voices.

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VIFF unveils its 2019 Canadian lineup

Andrew Huculiak’s Ash, Rodrigue Jean’s The Acrobat and the directorial debut of Anthony Shim are among the festival’s world premieres.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films August 2 to 8, 2019

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw comes in at #1, followed by The Lion King at #2 and Menteur at #6.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films August 2 to 8, 2019

Menteur comes out on top, followed by Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue at #2 and La femme de mon frere at #3.

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Four features share Quebecor Fund coin

Miryam Bouchard (pictured) and Ricardo Trogi’s latest are among the titles selected.

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Indigenous sci-fi feature First Encounter wraps production

The $2.8-million project from Benjamin Ross Hayden is supported through the CMF’s Aboriginal Language program.

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Emily Hampshire to exec produce first feature

The Schitt’s Creek star also plays the lead in the psychological horror Home, which starts shooting in Montreal tomorrow.

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Seven feature projects share $1M through new Fonds MELS fund

The inaugural cohort consists of projects like Olivier Higgins and Melanie Carrier’s Errance sans retour and Les rayons gamma from Henry Bernadet.

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The Twentieth Century lands international sales rep

Belgium-based Best Friend Forever has picked up global sales rights to Matthew Rankin’s feature debut ahead of its world premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness.