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New Canada, China copro treaty comes into force

The government has also signed an updated treaty with New Zealand, which lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.

Werewolf

Who picked up a prize at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards?

Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf and DHX’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes were among the winners on Thursday night.

Maudie

Maudie crosses the $1 million mark

The Canada/Ireland copro will expand to 82 screens across Canada this weekend.

Odd Squad

In Brief: Odd Squad scores five Emmys

CMPA has promoted Liz Shorten to an SVP role and the Canadian Cinema Editors will honour Mairin Wilkinson.

Hot Docs

Blue Box takes Corus-Hot Docs Forum pitch prize

The festival also handed out more than $75,000 in prize money to the winners of the Short Film Pitch program.

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Toronto Jewish Film Fest celebrates 25 years with new streamer

With the long-term goal of helping grow festival audiences, TJFF Online aims to roll out 25 films this year.

Integral Man

Blue Ice, Indiecan pick up Canadian docs

Joseph Clement’s Integral Man will get a Canadian theatrical release this fall, plus more deals.

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Sorry For Your Loss sets up in Winnipeg

Screenwriter Collin Friesen makes his feature directorial debut in the indie comedy, produced by Farpoint and Middle Child.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 21 to 27, 2017

Maudie jumps into the #1 spot, followed by C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #2 and Ballerina at #3.

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Hot Docs unveils new pitch prizes

New awards totalling $100K will be handed out to two participating projects at the festival’s Forum.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 21 to 27, 2017

Maudie cracks the top 10, with The Fate of the Furious at #1 and The Boss Baby at #2.

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Buffalo Gal, Breakthrough adapting murder-mystery novel

The prodcos are developing Keith Ross Leckie’s novel Coppermine for the big screen.