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eOne signs first look deal with David Lancaster’s Rumble Films


The veteran Los Angeles producer will also consult on eOne’s own film slate.

How Tony Elliott mastered dimension-bending in TIFF short


The Orphan Black screenwriter used clever screen symmetry in his second short film, Entangled, set to debut as part of TIFF’s Short Cuts Canada.

WFF launches project incubator for female directors


The program, from the Whistler Film Festival and the Creative Women Workshops Association, aims to help eight mid-career female director develop their projects.

Ron Mann aims for Altman-esque in Altman


Canadian director Ron Mann talks to Playback sister publication realscreen about his doc on filmmaker Robert Altman (pictured, right, with actor Shelley Duvall).

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 15, 2014 to Aug. 21, 2014


1987 is the top Canadian film at the box office this week, with The Grand Seduction coming in at #2.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 15, 2014 to Aug. 21, 2014


1987 makes it to #10 overall at the Canadian box office, while Guardians of the Galaxy holds on to the top spot.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 4, 2014 to Aug. 10, 2014


Divergent tops the DVD chart this week, while Noah comes in at #2.

imagineNATIVE shorts programs announced


This year’s edition of the festival will include a spotlight on Indigenous filmmakers from Australia. (#nightslikethese pictured)

CMPA unveils short list for TIFF producers award


The Canadian producers’ award, to be announced on Sept. 4, includes a $10,000 prize.

Why proof of concept was crucial to Andrea Dorfman’s Heartbeat


The cross-platform media play that helped the Halifax filmmaker (pictured) get her third feature made and into TIFF.

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