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Indie List 2018: Thunderbird Entertainment takes off

With its Netflix deals, a new HQ for Atomic Cartoons and plenty of projects in development, the prodco’s leaders discuss the company’s future growth plans.

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Wonderfilm launches with super-sized slate

The newly launched Vancouver and L.A.-based prodco has wrapped on two features, with production set to begin on a third this summer.

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Cameras roll in Nova Scotia on Spinster

Penned by Jennifer Deyell and directed by Andrea Dorfman, the feature-length comedy is toplined by U.S. actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti.

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Bron boards Needle in a Timestack

John Ridley’s upcoming sci-fi feature stars Orlando Bloom, Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto and Cynthia Erivo.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 25 to 31, 2018

La Bolduc leads the list, followed by Indian Horse at #2 and Birthmarked coming in at #3.

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Indie List 2018: How eOne reshaped its business

Darren Throop on how the global studio set the table for future growth, prying open the doors between Canada, Hollywood and the world.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 25 to 31, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story flies ahead of the pack, followed by Deadpool 2 at #2 and Avengers: Infinity War at #3.

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Production wraps on Rama Rau’s Natalie

Backed by CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund, the North Bay, ON-shot feature stars TIFF 2014 Rising Star winner Julia Sarah Stone.

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Awards Roundup: Black Kite wins at Leos

Plus: Laura Marie Wayne’s Love, Scott wins best Canadian feature at Inside Out and the fest announces its inaugural innovation award winner.

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CRTC’s Ian Scott on creating a more sustainable Canadian system

Industry groups weigh in on the commission’s future programming models report.

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Deals: Starfield Indie, Syndicado, Vertical Entertainment

Starfield Indie’s re-engineered sci-fi series Starhunter Redux has been picked up in the U.S., plus more.

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CRTC recommends telecoms contribute to Cancon

In its report on future distribution models, the commission suggested restructuring the content funding system and replacing prescriptive licensing.