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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs July 28, 2014 to Aug. 3, 2014

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Noah tops the DVD sales chart this week, while the Manitoba-shot Heaven is for Real comes in at #3.



TIFF ’14: Wet Bum, Guidance ride the Next Wave

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Films from Lindsay MacKay and Pat Mills will be featured TIFF’s Next Wave initiative for youth, the fest announced Tuesday, in addition to more titles to be added to various programs.



Warren Sonoda’s Total Frat Movie shooting in Hamilton

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The Nick Bateman and Tom Green-starrer is the director’s eleventh movie. (Sonoda pictured)



Dinner and (six) movies with Melissa Leo

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The Oscar-winning actress tells Playback about giving feedback notes to six scripts from the inaugural Punk Films Femmes Lab participants.



Canadians take home prizes from Locarno film fest

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Prizes were awarded to Canadian films screening in the Filmmakers of Today competition and the Leopards of Tomorrow competition for emerging directors.



Deals: MCE, Blue Ice, IMAX, Proper Rights

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Marina Cordoni Entertainment (MCE) will represent the distribution rights for Jordan Canning’s We Were Wolves (pictured), and other deals from this week.



Cam Labine’s Mountain Men to open Whistler’s Borsos

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World bows booked in the signature program include Joel Ashton McCarthy’s After Film School and Murray Foster’s The Cocksure Lads Movie. (Mountain Men‘s Tyler Labine pictured.)



Maps to the Stars gets U.S. premiere at New York festival

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The San Sebastian Film Festival has also booked two Canadian titles for its official competition



Will Ferrell’s prodco boards Bron Studio’s Henchmen

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The Hollywood funnyman’s Gary Sanchez Productions will executive produce and collaborate creatively on the animated feature.



Matt Wells, Matthew Bennett go for the Straight Kill

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The two Toronto-based actors build a new prodco with the goal of using social media to cast and promote their projects.

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