Film

Jason Filiatraut

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Jason Filiatrault

The Calgary screenwriter who is grabbing the industry’s attention tackles everything from (super) awkward romances to lonely robots to wish-granting unicorns.

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SVOD Filmatique launches in Canada

The art-house cinema streamer offers a limited, rotating library of films and operates on a revenue share model.

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Canadian projects head to Busan

Ingrid Veninger’s Porcupine Lake and Kathleen Hepburn’s Never Steady, Never Still are among those headed to the South Korean festival.

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CBC rejigs royalty deals

The pubcaster is dropping profit participation and retransmission royalties from its deals with indie producers.

Molly McGlynn

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Molly McGlynn

Deepa Mehta loves her. Lena Dunham praises her. And with her first feature Mary Goes Round just debuting at TIFF, the Toronto director is one to keep an eye on.

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Canadian Academy unveils apprenticeship participants

JJ Neepin and Reem Morsi are among the six creators selected for the Apprenticeship for Women Directors.

Marie Clements

CBC reveals second wave of Breaking Barriers recipients

Red Snow from Metis-Cree filmmaker Marie Clements was one of three projects to receive financing through the fund for underrepresented creators.

Allan Ungar

Allan Ungar preps next action thriller

The upcoming feature from the Gridlocked director will be produced by Gunn Films and Toronto’s Cedarvale Pictures.

Gospel According to Andre

Deals: PNP forges a new partnership with Magnolia

In addition, Toronto’s LevelFilm has boarded the Norway/Canada coproduction The Northwoods and Northern Banner has nabbed Canadian rights to Mouly Surya’s latest.

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Kim McCraw, Luc Dery win 2017 CMPA producer award

Wildling Pictures’ Kristy Neville and Matt Code picked up the emerging producers prize.

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Distributors’ TIFF-lists

Execs from eOne, Raven Banner and Elevation dish on what they’re looking for at this year’s fest.

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TIFF ’17: Wildling Pictures set to unveil its debut features

Three years after meeting at the Toronto fest, the prodco’s co-owners Matt Code and Kristy Neville are returning for the world premieres of Cardinals and Mary Goes Round.