Film

National Canadian Film Day 150

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Deals: PNP, Savoy Entertainment, AeroCinema

AeroCinema grabs worldwide distribution rights to the feature doc 25 Missions, plus more deals.

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Boost rolls onto screens in Montreal

The Montreal-set, English-language feature hails from the team behind Oscar-winner The Lady in Number 6.

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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.

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In Brief: Shaw Rocket joins Emerald Code

The Writers Guild of Canada has launched the Denis McGrath Memorial Fund, plus more news.

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Kino Lorber picks up Rumble

The feature doc, produced by Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures, will have a U.S. theatrical release this summer.

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Manitoba production volume reached $127M in 2016

More than 60 productions filmed in the province last year, including Syfy’s Channel Zero.

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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

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