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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 19, 2014 to Sept. 25, 2014


Dr. Cabbie is the top Canadian film at the Canadian box office this week, with Mommy taking the #2 spot.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 19, 2014 to Sept. 25, 2014


Canadian films take two spots at the overall box office for the week, with Dr. Cabbie opening at #4 and Mommy at #7.

Film festival markets: love ‘em or leave ‘em?


From Playback magazine: Indie distributors weigh in on the role festivals play in their b2b sales strategies today.

Six docs vie for VIFF’s first Impact Award


The films, including Sturla Gunnarsson’s Monsoon and Harold Crooks’ The Price We Pay, will compete for a $5,000 cash prize.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 8, 2014 to Sept. 14, 2014


Captain America: The Winter Solider takes the top spot on the DVD chart this week, with the third season of Homeland coming in at #2.

VIFF gets biz-y


This year’s Vancouver International Film Festival features a reinvigorated focus on industry programming. (VIFF exec director Jacqueline Dupuis pictured)

Radio-Canada’s Louise Lantagne to join Attraction


The TV head at the French language pubcaster is to join the major Quebec film and TV producer Attraction Images.

Deals: Flame, Portfolio, Archstone, book options


Ahead of MIPCOM, Flame Distribution picks up the international rights to a hot new fashion doc (pictured), while two Canadian novels find producers.

Gone but not forgotten: TIFF 2014


Playback‘s TIFF critic Thom Ernst looks back on the most-buzzed-about Canadian films at TIFF and weighs in on how they might fare post-fest.

Atomic Fiction expands to Montreal


The California-based VFX studio will open a subsidiary in Montreal that it says will eventually employ 100 people.

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