Film

Twiner-McCarron

Twiner-McCarron named president of Atomic Cartoons

The veteran of the animation industry has been Atomic’s head of production since 2011.

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In brief: Female Eye honours Jennings, NFB’s new VR project

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings (pictured) will receive the Female Eye Maverick award, Whistler announces its Feature Project lab participants, plus more news of the week.

Vancouver

Canada hosted 9% of the biggest films released in 2015: report

The FilmL.A. study annually tracks California’s share of production of feature films released theatrically in the U.S, and how it ranks against competing jurisdictions.

Credit: Sinking Ship & The Fred Rogers Company

Odd Squad heads to the big screen

The kids series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company will roll out nationally in Cineplex theatres.

Room for Rent

How Justin Rebelo helped build Room for Rent

The comedy, from Farpoint Films, El Duo Motion Pictures and Musterios Entertainment, is the experienced TV exec’s first feature.

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Terrance Odette’s Fall picked up for U.S. distribution

The film will get a theatrical release in the U.S. in winter 2016.

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Indie feature Full Out expands U.S., SVOD distribution

The film from director Sean Cisterna has secured an expanded U.S. syndication deal, as well as SVOD.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 3 to June 9, 2016

Into the Forest enters the chart at #1 for the week of June 3 to 9, with copro Hevn at #2 and The Waiting Room at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 3 to June 9, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse is at #1 for the week of June 3 to 9, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadow at #2 and Me Before You at #3.

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Banff ’16: The intersection of culture, tech, and ownership

The annual media conference kicks off with a few nuggets from Melanie Joly about what lies ahead and a deep dive with broadcast leaders on content monetization.