Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 25, 2015 to Oct. 1, 2015
The top three remain unchanged, with Paul a Quebec at #1, Le Mirage at #2 and Le journal d’un vieil homme at #3.
Pre-production underway on AMBI, Imprint’s Groove Tails
Animation and production on the CGI family feature will be done out of the AMBI Group’s Toronto-based AIC Studios, with Jamie Foxx (pictured) to voice the lead and serve as producer.
Blue Ice Docs finds The Missing Ingredient
The Toronto-based distributor acquired two other titles in addition to the Michael Sparaga-directed doc. (Sparaga pictured.)
Sleeping Giant, Fractured Land win VIFF prizes
Connor Gaston also took home the BC Emerging Filmmaker Award for his feature The Devout. (Sleeping Giant pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 14, 2015 to Sept. 20, 2015
Furious 7 is at #1 for the week of Sept. 14 to 20, followed by Cinderella at #2 and Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season at #3.
Telefilm, Rogers renew theatrical doc program for 2015/16
The program, backed by Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds, supports feature-length docs at the production or post-production stage.
Deals: Sinking Ship, Picture Box, Portfolio, Tricon
Sinking Ship has sold Odd Squad (pictured), Chirp and Playdate into multiple territories, plus more pre-MIPCOM deals.
Brightlight, Voltage spark up sales deal
Vancouver’s Brightlight Pictures has entered a five film sales deal will L.A.-based Voltage Pictures. (Brightlight president Shawn Williamson pictured.)
WIFT-T names management accelerator participants
Rebecca Swift and Cher Merlo are among 12 individuals who were selected for the inaugural edition of the Shaw Media Management Accelerator program.
Incendo maps its next move after Versailles
Incendo’s Jean Bureau and Ian Whitehead talk moving from MOWs to TV series via Versailles, the $4 million per episode Canada/France copro set to hit screens in November.