Film

brassic-cbc-itv-01

Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

endlings-elephant-01

In brief: Sinking Ship launches Endlings non-profit campaign

Plus: imagineNATIVE names the finalists of its annual webseries competition with APTN and a Canadian copro will open the Reel Asian film festival.

antigone-oscar-tiff

The race is on as Antigone vies for Oscar gold

Associate producer Isabelle Couture shares details about the Oscar campaign and how the modern adaptation’s timely subject matter could sway voters.

the-body-remembers-viff

Netflix acquires ‘The Body Remembers’ for the U.S.

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing handles international sales on the Canada/Norway copro from Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

ATW III Publicity Pic 1

Against The Wild trilogy feature goes to camera in Northern Ontario

Northern Banner will handle domestic distribution on The Journey Home, the latest installment in filmmaker Richard Boddington’s popular franchise.

avel-chuklanov-Hn3S90f6aak-unsplash

TVA Films heads back in time with new sci-fi feature

Timescape, directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas and produced by Fullum Films, will wrap production in Montreal later this week.

the-body-remembers-viff

‘The Body Remembers’ wins two awards in VIFF’s BC Spotlight

Zacharias Kunuk’s One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk picked up the festival’s top Canadian film prize and Emerging Canadian Director went to Heather Young for Murmur.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux stays inside the top 10 for a third week, while Downton Abbey tops the list ahead of Abominable.

Tom Berry

In brief: Newen closes Reel One acquisition

The Department of Canadian Heritage approves Paris-based Newen’s majority acquisition of Montreal prodco Reel One, plus more.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux tops the chart and crosses the $1-million mark, with Vivre a 100 milles a l’heure coming in at #2 and Menteur at #3.

Gangster Gold copy

Deals: Breakthrough, Portfolio, Yap Films

Breakthough reveals its factual and scripted sales ahead of MIPCOM, while Portfolio and Yap Films list new acquisitions and productions for the fall market.

Deluxe Entertainment Services Mix 1

Deluxe Entertainment files for bankruptcy, unveils new ownership plan

The California-based post-production company, which has operations in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, says the bankruptcy process won’t affect its global operations.