NCFD maps its route (across 1,750 screens)
With a government investment of $3 million, National Canadian Film Day has more than quadrupled in size since last year.
In Brief: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund recipients named
Ann Shin’s My Enemy My Brother and Van Royko’s Pipe Dreams are among the features selected, plus more news.
YMA to honour DeNure, Horodyski
The DHX Media president and COO and Ben’s At Home director will receive special awards at a gala in May.
Ontario has record film, TV production year
Productions in the province have contributed more than $1 billion to the economy for the sixth consecutive year.
Deals: PNP, Savoy Entertainment, AeroCinema
AeroCinema grabs worldwide distribution rights to the feature doc 25 Missions, plus more deals.
Boost rolls onto screens in Montreal
The Montreal-set, English-language feature hails from the team behind Oscar-winner The Lady in Number 6.
Sonar Entertainment to acquire Tricon library
The L.A.-based producer-distributor will also acquire some of the Toronto company’s production assets, pending the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s approval.
In Brief: Shaw Rocket joins Emerald Code
The Writers Guild of Canada has launched the Denis McGrath Memorial Fund, plus more news.
Kino Lorber picks up Rumble
The feature doc, produced by Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures, will have a U.S. theatrical release this summer.
Manitoba production volume reached $127M in 2016
More than 60 productions filmed in the province last year, including Syfy’s Channel Zero.
Production revenues totaled $4.8B in 2015: report
The biennial Stats Canada study points to a fast-expanding industry, with production spend increasing 14.9% since 2013.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 24 to 30, 2017
Goon: Last of the Enforcers is at #1 followed by Ballerina at #2 and Jindua at #3