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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 1 to 7, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate comes in at #1, followed by Joker at #2 and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at #3.

A Small Fortune

First feature film supported by P.E.I.’s Film Media Fund wraps

The thriller from writer/director Adam Perry is a collaboration between P.E.I.’s Saltwater Films and Newfoundland’s Rink Rat Productions.

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Deals: Cineflix, Zeitgeist Films, eOne

Pure heads to Europe and The Woman Who Loves Giraffes lands U.S. distribution, while eOne extends its theme park business to PJ Masks.

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Game Theory Films acquires To Live to Sing

Johnny Ma’s Mandarin-language drama, which opened Reel Asian this week, will be released in Canada in early 2020.

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Additional Hamilton studio space to open in summer 2020

Aeon Studio Group is set to bring 100,000 square feet of new studio space online by summer, as it moves forward with separate plans for a massive, 20-acre film campus.

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Deluxe names new CEO as it emerges from bankruptcy

CFO Eric Cummins has been named to the company’s top post as John Wallace retires.

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‘Canada’s coolest film fest’ adds Hammer, Fall Back Down

The Whistler Film Festival has selected features from Christian Sparkes, Sara Beth Edwards and others to make their world debut.

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IFC Midnight investigates Disappearance at Clifton Hill

The AMC-owned distributor has picked up the U.S. rights to Albert Shin’s mystery thriller, with a release set for February 2020.

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HGF/Manitoba Shorts Program recipients revealed

The new $80,000 fund for short films is one of three launched by the funder this year.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 25 to 31, 2019

Joker stays strong at #1, followed by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at #2 and Zombieland: Double Tap at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 25 to 31, 2019

Les fleurs oubliees claims the top spot, followed by Matthias et Maxime at #2 and Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #3.

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Closure of OFA raises issues for distributors, festivals in Ontario

The industry welcomes an update of the province’s ratings Act, and a potential move to a national system, but faces the short-term struggles of operating without the OFA.