Film

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In brief: Murdoch finds an escape, Egoyan’s Remember wins in Hanoi

Murdoch delves further into interactive experiences, becoming an escape game; Serendipity Point and SK Films win international awards, plus more news.

Daniel Bissonnette

Daniel Bissonnette on growing Montreal’s production scene

The associate director of film, festival and events at the City of Montreal talks opportunities in TV, animation and export, and why space isn’t an issue (but language is).

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Deals: 9 Story, Productivity, Corus, 108 Media

9 Story sells Numb Chucks (pictured) to Latin America, W Network picks up season five of Nashville, plus more deals of the week.

Petrol web series

N5 Pictures’ Petrol to get big screen treatment

The U.S. feature rights to the thriller web series were acquired at AFM this month.

Sruki Switzer

Cable pioneer Israel ‘Sruki’ Switzer passes away

Regarded as one of Canada’s most knowledgeable cable technology engineers, Switzer died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 87.

JeanPierreBlais

Blais tells media cos to look ahead, not back

In a speech delivered Wednesday, the chair of the CRTC challenged critics and the industry to embrace the disruptive nature of digital.

Raja Khanna

Cancon exporters form industry association

Blue Ant’s Raja Khanna (pictured) is chair of the new organization, which aims to increase the visibility and export of Canadian TV and digital content.

Film reel

TIFF looks to preserve pre-digital movie materials

Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler and eOne/Les Films Seville were among those to donate more than 1,400 film prints to the Toronto festival’s archives.

Celtic Soul

Coming Soon: Celtic Soul

Markham Street Films’ Michael McNamara on tapping soccer enthusiasts and Jay Baruchel fans to build buzz for the road trip doc.

Kim Coates

Kim Coates to receive ACTRA Award of Excellence

The veteran actor, who stars in Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers, will be recognized at an event held in L.A. in January.

Christina Piovesan

Elevation Pictures launches production arm

First Generation Films’ founder Christina Piovesan (pictured) has partnered with the Toronto distributor on the new division.

Irrfman Khan

Lions of the Sea set to be first Canada/India treaty copro

The film tells the story of the Komagata Maru incident in which 376 citizens from Punjab, India attempted to emigrate to Canada. (Lead actor Irrfan Khan pictured.)