Film

Jeff Barnaby

Filming set to begin on Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum

Produced by Montreal’s Prospector Films, Barnaby’s second feature follows a tribal sheriff fighting against a zombie plague on an isolated Mi’gmaq reserve.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 23 to 29, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising leads the pack, followed by Black Panther at #2 and Tomb Raider at #3.

Anne of Green Gables pic

Breakthrough inks raft of international sales

The Toronto producer/distributor is sending its L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to broadcasters in Europe and Asia, among other deals.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 23 to 29, 2018

Mina Shum’s Meditation Park takes the top spot, followed by Chien De Garde at #2 and Hochelaga: Terre Des Ames at #3.

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Kew posts overall revenues of $260.3M for fiscal 2017

CEO Steven Silver told investors the company’s future success will hinge on its ability to realize the synergies between its growing number of production and distribution assets.

Rank The Prank

Reel One, Sinking Ship add to distribution slates

Ahead of MIPTV, Toronto’s Sinking Ship has acquired Rank the Prank (pictured), while Montreal’s Reel One has added five Hallmark TV movies to its slate.

Stranded from Gearshift Films

Stranded finds a home in Sudbury

Directed and produced by Gearshift Films’ president Jordan Barker, the Toronto-based prodco has started production on its upcoming horror feature in Northern Ontario.

Catherine Tait

Catherine Tait named president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada

Updated: The film and TV industry veteran becomes the first woman to hold the position, replacing outgoing president Hubert Lacroix.

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers

Cameras roll on ‘The Body Remembers’

Co-written and directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers (pictured) and Kathleen Hepburn, the Canada/Norway copro marks Tailfeathers’ directorial debut.

Erin Williams

In brief: Breakthrough Entertainment adds sales exec

Plus: Indiecan nabs the North American rights to Mark A. Lewis’s third feature, The Age of Adulting, which will have its premiere during Canadian Film Week.

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National Canadian Film Day highlights female filmmakers

The festival will host 700 screenings of Canadian films in Canada and abroad, as well as a special event discussion between Deepa Mehta and Alanis Obomsawin.

Pinewood Studios Toronto

Bell Media takes majority stake in Pinewood Toronto

Nanci MacLean, VP and head of Bell Media Studios will oversee operations at Pinewood Toronto.