FILM Articles

Scythia Films copro The Witch sells to A24 at Sundance


Playback‘s Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus talks to Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films about The Witch (pictured), coproduced with NY-based Parts and Labor.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 5, 2015 to Jan. 11, 2015


Equalizer tops the DVD chart for the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy.

Blog: Sundance ’15 marks record year for Canada


Blogging for Playback from Sundance, Alan Bacchus (pictured) looks at Canada’s recent successes at the festival and how it might bode for this year’s record presence.

Super Channel invests $850,000 in 34 new projects


Projects selected in the latest round of financing from the Super Channel Development Fund include Jason Priestley’s The Day Santa Didn’t Come.

BravoFACT mandates 50% of funds to female filmmakers


Starting in February, half of the funds awarded by BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL will go to projects with a female director or producer. (Juror Amy Jo Johnson pictured.)

How to get your debut feature into the Canadian Screen Awards


Christian Sparkes’ Cast No Shadow and Kyle Thomas’ The Valley Below (pictured) got tickets to the big party via Telefilm Canada’s Micro-Budget Production Program.

Telefilm exec Dave Forget moves to DGC


He joins the Directors Guild of Canada as director of policy on Feb. 2.

Vancouver-based 20 Year Media buys Emerging Cinemas


Ryan Markowitz, former VP of theatrical for eOne U.S., boards the digital theatre network, based in New York City.

Coming Soon: In Her Place


How A71 Entertainment plans to build off awards buzz to help promote the theatrical run of In Her Place.

Elevation Pictures to release Bleecker Street titles in Canada


Former Focus co-CEO Andrew Karpen has tapped Laurie May (pictured) and Noah Segal’s shop to release his titles north of the border.

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