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Rainmaker cranks up the Ratchet & Clank machine

The big-screen video game adaptation from the CG-animation studio and Blockade Entertainment is kicking off a new strategy for the Vancouver-based company.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 4 to 10, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens tops the DVD chart for the week of April 4 to 10, with Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 at #2 and Hateful Eight at #3.

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Feature film pioneer Michael Spencer passes away

Spencer (pictured) was the first executive director of the Canadian Film Development Corporation, which later became Telefilm Canada.

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Deals: D Films, Proper Rights, Portfolio, DHX

Proper Rights has acquired the international distribution rights to 9/11 documentary For the Love of Their Brother (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Horizon set to bring 360 to Canadians

The immersive film experience will travel across the country with a mobile exhibition rig for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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In brief: NSI New Voices, Saving Hope goes to camera

CTV’s Saving Hope (pictured) begins filming in Toronto, TVO to honour Deepa Mehta, plus more news.

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Portfolio’s Cat in the Hat movies acquired overseas

The three-movie set was previously commissioned by PBS in the U.S.

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Kim Nguyen looks for global success with latest film

Two Lovers and a Bear, starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, is the director’s first English-language feature.

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A new strategy takes shape at Cinespace

As General Motors announces a new campus on former Cinespace land on Eastern Ave., the studio’s owners reveal the plans behind the sale.

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No joy in budget for Nova Scotia film, TV

The province’s Film and Television Production Incentive Fund will be left as-is.