Film

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‘Dragon’ sees exhibition opps in under-served Western markets

Guzzo Cinemas head Vince Guzzo says his role as a Dragons’ Den investor sparked interest in domestic expansion of his theatre chain.

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The Canadians set to ‘Slamdance’

Among them is filmmaker Jennifer Alleyn and her project Impetus, which will screen in competition in the festival’s Narrative Features program.

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Ottawa studio campus gets go-ahead with NCC

The approval paves the way for construction to begin on four 20,000-square-foot sound stages, which are scheduled to be operational by mid-2020.

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Land of Nod sets up in Vancouver

Written and directed by actor Rogan Christopher (Bitten), the feature follows a narcotics detective as he investigates an overdose.

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Telefilm’s Jean-Claude Mahe to retire

The organization’s director of public and governmental affairs has spearheaded a number of influential initiatives during his two-decade tenure, including the launch of Telefilm’s Talent Fund.

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In Brief: UBCP/ACTRA announces award honourees

Plus, Montreal’s UNLTD launches its VR project Trinity and Hot Docs names Lalita Krishna as co-chair of its board of directors.

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Play Management expands footprint with Toronto office

The Vancouver-based talent agency has hired veteran Toronto agent Meagan Allison-Hancock to lead the new outpost.

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Gloria Ui Young Kim rolls on her debut feature

Winner of the WIDC’s 2016 Feature Film prize, Queen of the Morning Calm stars Tina Jung and Jesse LaVercombe.

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Revenues dip slightly for eOne in latest financials

Strong growth in its family and brands business was offset by declines on the film and TV side, and one-off restructuring costs.

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Netflix commissions first Quebec feature

Produced by Montreal-based Couronne Nord, the untitled thriller marks the prodco’s feature film debut.

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Paul Lewis joins World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

The veteran factual exec has been named conference director at the annual market for unscripted producers, distributors and broadcasters.

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Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers lands U.S. distribution

Good Deed Entertainment will distribute the film theatrically in the U.S. in 2019.