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Jam Filled completes Arc transaction

The Boat Rocker Media company has taken over production on Arc projects.

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TIFF ’16: KA The Battle Within gets world bow

The VR experience from Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Media will premiere in the Pop VR program.

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VIFF adds 22 Canadian features to 2016 lineup

Where the Universe Sings (pictured) and The Lockpicker were among five world premieres added to the festival’s Canadian programs.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 12 to 18, 2016

Suicide Squad tops the chart for the week of Aug. 12 to 18, with Sausage Party at #2 and Pete’s Dragon at #3.


Industry organizations partner on Ontario film study

A new research study from Ryerson University will examine how to best foster talent in the industry.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is at #1 for the week of Aug. 1 to 7, with Boss at #2 and Zootopia at #3.

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Deals: Corus, 108 Media, eOne, Boat Rocker

Global acquires the Canadian broadcast rights to six-part docuseries The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey, plus more deals of the week.

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VIFF looks to redefine the festival model

Jacqueline Dupuis (pictured), executive director of the Vancouver International Film Festival, discusses the fest’s new “film-plus” strategy.

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Northern Banner acquires Hello Destroyer

The pickup comes ahead of the film’s world premiere in TIFF ’16′s Discovery program.

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In Brief: Sausage Party problems, ImagineNATIVE galas

Vancouver’s Nitrogen Studios faces unpaid overtime claims, Angry Inuk (pictured) will open the imagineNATIVE festival, plus more news of the week.

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UFE and Breakthrough sign distribution deal

United Front Entertainment has acquired the Canadian digital and home entertainment rights to seven horror films, including Bite (pictured).

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Production underway on Remstar’s Replicas

The Canada/U.K. coproduction, starring Keanu Reeves (pictured), is currently filming in Puerto Rico.