Film

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Cineplex scores deal with NFL

The three-year agreement marks the company’s latest effort to expand its customer base.

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Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project rolls in Quebec

The Oscar-nominated director teams up with Item 7 once again on his latest drama.

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Gravitas picks up Public Schooled

Kyle Rideout’s CFC-backed feature will be released theatrically in the U.S. in early 2018.

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Deals: Indiecan, Timshel, Portfolio

Industry Works Pictures has acquired the international rights to the Timshel Pictures-produced sitcom Dean McDermott: Working Actor, plus more deals.

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A71, Vortex launch joint venture

The new entity, V71, will focus on expanding the global selling opportunities for projects acquired and created by the companies.

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In Brief: Canadians win big at Austin Film Fest

Plus: Women in Animation is set to open a Canadian chapter and APTN prepares to say goodbye to Mohawk Girls.

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Telefilm lifts the curtain on its gender parity push

Preliminary results show the funder is close to achieving equal representation in a number of key roles across its portfolio, but more work is needed to get women on bigger-budget films.

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Whistler reveals 2017 lineup

Twenty films will compete for the Borsos prize, including Pat Kiely’s Someone Else’s Wedding.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 20 to 26, 2017

Geostorm tops the chart, followed by Blade Runner 2049 at #2 and The Foreigner at #3.

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DDI acquires worldwide rights to Extracurricular

The Toronto and L.A.-based sales company will shop the in-production horror feature at the American Film Market, which gets underway tomorrow.

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Hopeless Romantic rolls in Halifax

The anthology romcom is helmed by six female directors, with Margaret Atwood serving as creative consultant.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 20 to 26, 2017

Les Affames is at #1, with Les Rois Mongols at #2 and De Pere en Flic 2 at #3