Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Nov. 14 to 20, 2016
Finding Dory tops the chart, followed by the sixth season of Game of Thrones at #2 and Start Trek Beyond at #3.
How Tyson Caron landed in the director’s chair
Lovesick, backed by eOne and Telefilm, debuts at the Whistler Film Festival today.
Cancon undervalued in int’l markets: CRTC hearings
The domestic regulatory system needs to incentivize broadcasters to take more risks and invest more in R&D, eOne’s John Morayniss told the commission.
How Hollywood Suite prepped for pick and pay
With a channel rebrand and a nostalgia-heavy marketing play, the five-year-old media co is hoping to stand out in a crowded field.
How skinny basic fared through 2016: report
Eight in 10 Canadians made no significant changes to their cable packages, but half of subscribers are considered “at risk” of cutting the cord.
Chris McDonald wins DOC Institute prize
The Hot Docs president and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril picked up trophies at yesterday’s ceremony.
Rezolution Pictures heads to Sundance
The Montreal-based prodco is one of two Canadian cos with films at the indie festival.
Production underway on The Humanity Bureau
The film stars Nicholas Cage and is the second in a six-picture deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide.
Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16
The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.
CMPA takes aim at ‘producer of record’ deals: CRTC hearings
The commission also heard from CAFDE about how recent consolidation has affected the distribution outlets for features, and from DOC about how Super Channel’s legal woes impact doc makers.
Cameras roll on WWI thriller Trench 11
The film, directed by Leo Scherman, is produced by Carousel Pictures and Insidious Pictures.