Film

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Ontario Film Authority to close in October

The ministry cited the rise of digital streaming for its closure as they announce plans for an industry consultation to “modernize” its film classification framework.

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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing nabs ‘The Body Remembers’

The drama co-written and directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn made its North American debut at TIFF earlier this month.

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CBS throws open the doors to new Mississauga studio

Once it is fully operational, the 260,000-square-foot space will feature six sound stages, in addition to production offices and support facilities.

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In brief: Drag Kids to close RIDM

Plus: OUTtv picks up a new unscripted series from Mayhem Entertainment and Wattpad partners with a Brazilian prodco to produce its first-ever Latin American content.

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Reflector Entertainment looks to build a new kind of platform

Alexandre Amancio and Guy Laliberte’s company is trying to build something akin to a streaming service for multimedia story universes.

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Raven Banner joins Federgreen on For the Sake of Vicious

The action horror film goes to camera in Guelph in early October, with Avi Federgreen set to produce and Raven Banner heading up global sales.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films September 13 to 19, 2019

Il pleuvait des oiseaux comes in at #1, followed by Menteur at #2 and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films September 13 to 19, 2019

It Chapter Two comes in at #1, followed by Hustlers at #2, while Il pleuvait des oiseaux cracks the list at #6.

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In brief: Murmur wins four prizes at FIN Atlantic

Plus: HGF launches a new program for emerging filmmakers in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut, while White Pine’s Toxic Beauty is set to premiere south of the border.

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Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone is Canada’s international Oscar pick

The selection comes five days after the film won TIFF’s Best Canadian Feature Film prize.

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Zoe Hopkins rolls on Running Home

Written and directed by the filmmaker behind Kayak to Klemtu, the dramedy marks her second feature film.

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Cameras roll on Christal Films’ Gallant

Director Luc Picard (Les rois mongols) also plays the film’s lead role.