Film

Beth Janson

Why the ACCT needed a rebrand

CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.

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Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan

Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.

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Highest-grossing films of 2016

A roundup of the Canadian and international films that topped the domestic box office in 2016.

Rob Gray

Remembering Canadian production designer Rob Gray

The award-winning creative behind Fido and Sons of Liberty died on Dec. 21, 2016.

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Theresa Tova named ACTRA Toronto president

The actor, writer and singer replaces David Sparrow, who led the union since January 2013.

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TVO unveils Canada 150 programming

Several docs will have their world premieres on the pubcaster, including a new documentary from Alan Zweig.

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Column: The year in M&A

Achieving scope and scale to compete on an international stage drove last year’s busy merger-and-acquisitions cycle. John Vandervelde talks about what it means for 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 12 to 18, 2016

Suicide Squad tops the chart, with Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Jason Bourne at #3.

Bill Marshall

Remembering TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall

The Canadian film and television industry leader died on Jan. 1 at age 77.

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Seven Canadian titles added to Palm Springs lineup

Among them is Xavier Dolan’s Canada/France copro Juste la fin du monde, which will screen in the California festival’s Awards Buzz program.

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The ’10s: The era of SVODs and Let’s Talk TV

We’re wrapping up our birthday throwback series with a dive into the recent past: Netflix, the CRTC and the Corus/Shaw deal will shape the industry for years to come.

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Happy holidays from Playback

We’re taking a brief winter break, but will be back on Jan. 4 with more Canadian film and TV industry news.