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Four features share Quebecor Fund coin

Miryam Bouchard (pictured) and Ricardo Trogi’s latest are among the titles selected.

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Indigenous sci-fi feature First Encounter wraps production

The $2.8-million project from Benjamin Ross Hayden is supported through the CMF’s Aboriginal Language program.

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Emily Hampshire to exec produce first feature

The Schitt’s Creek star also plays the lead in the psychological horror Home, which starts shooting in Montreal tomorrow.

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Seven feature projects share $1M through new Fonds MELS fund

The inaugural cohort consists of projects like Olivier Higgins and Melanie Carrier’s Errance sans retour and Les rayons gamma from Henry Bernadet.

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The Twentieth Century lands international sales rep

Belgium-based Best Friend Forever has picked up global sales rights to Matthew Rankin’s feature debut ahead of its world premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness.

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Media gets a big boost at Cineplex in Q2

Growth in media is far outpacing growth in other areas for the company, thanks to key place-based installations.

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Sweetness in the Belly, Pompei land TIFF debuts

Both copros will make their world premieres in the festival’s Discovery section.

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Cameras roll on Miryam Bouchard’s Mon cirque a moi

The Attraction Images-produced feature stars Patrick Huard, Robin Aubert and Sophie Lorain.

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Photo gallery: Pinewood Toronto Studios summer party 2019

The studio toasted a year in which it has hosted productions such as It: Chapter Two, The Expanse and Shazam.

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Radwanski’s latest to debut in TIFF’s Platform program

Anne at 13,000 ft. is the first Canadian feature selected for Platform since 2016 and will have its world premiere at the festival.

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Menteur breaks $4M at the domestic box office

The box office haul makes it the highest grossing Quebec film since 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 26 to August 1, 2019

The Lion King comes in at #1, followed by Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood at #2, while Menteur cracks the list at #5.