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MIPCOM: Scaling up with the Global Creative Alliance

Fourteen producer organizations sign an MOU in Cannes to help their memberships compete in an increasingly consolidated landscape.

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Zaib Shaikh appointed consul general in L.A.

The former Toronto film commissioner takes over from James Villeneuve in representing Canadian interests in America’s cultural industries’ capital.

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Hangar 18 heads to Sudbury for Spare Parts

The horror feature is directed by Andrew T. Hunt and produced via Raven Banner’s joint venture with 9 Light Entertainment and Red Square Motion.

Edge of the Knife

In Brief: VIFF names BC Spotlight winners

Plus: Miranda De Pencier’s The Grizzlies wins the audience award at Calgary film fest, Kew Media Distribution adds a new VP of business development, and more.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2018

Smallfoot takes the top spot, while Night School comes in at #2 and The House with a Clock in Its Walls lands at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2018

La Disparition Des Lucioles lands at #1, followed by Pauline Julien, Intime Et Politique at #2 and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #3.

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Carmine Street Guitars to play for Abramorama

The U.S.-based distributor has picked up the U.S. rights to filmmaker Ron Mann’s 10th feature documentary and is planning a theatrical release for spring 2019.

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Behind Blue Ant’s growing distribution business

Ahead of MIPCOM, EVP Solange Attwood talks about how international expansion, new lines of business and closer collaboration with third-party prodcos has facilitated growth.

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Bron launches Ventures division

The new arm of the company has formed a strategic partnership with Brooklyn-based prodco Animal Kingdom.

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How Sepia Films feeds its feature biz

Tina Pehme discusses the company’s latest film, Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, ahead of its world premiere at VIFF.

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In brief: NBCUniversal’s Hayu launches in Canada

Plus: eOne adds a new VP of development and signs a first-look deal, VIFF creates an award in Rob Stewart’s name, and more.

Century Studio

New studio opens its doors in Mississauga

Century Studio, an 82,000-square-foot space operated by Thomas Walden and Eric Birnberg of High Park Entertainment, becomes the latest space to open in the GTA.