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Telefilm introduces scoring system for development fund

Prodcos looking to get development financing will now be scored based on a criteria that looks at the success of their five-year filmography.

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Federgreen expands into online content

The indie producer and distributor has launched CanScreen, a new website focusing on Canadian screen industry talent.

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Conquering Lion options new Lawrence Hill novel

Following the success of its Book of Negroes adaptation, the Toronto-based prodco is teaming up with Hill again to adapt his upcoming novel into a feature film.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 12, 2015 to June 18, 2015

Jurassic World tops the box office for the week of June 12 to June 18, followed by Spy at #2 and San Andreas at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 12, 2015 to June 18, 2015

La passion d’Augustine stays in the top spot this week, with copros Aloft at #2 and The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet at #3.

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Mad Samurai options Elizabeth McClung novel

Matthew Cervi’s Vancouver-based prodco will adapt the post-apocalyptic thriller into a feature film. (Cervi pictured.)

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The Cocksure Lads Movie, The Hotel Dieu win NIFF prizes

The sophomore edition of the food, film and wine festival unveiled the names of the winning films on Sunday.

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TriBro announces plans for new studio in Pickering

TriBro has also announced a new initiative aimed at supporting female filmmakers and showrunners. (Updated)

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 1, 2015 to June 7, 2015

Jupiter Ascending tops this week’s chart, while SpongeBob Squarepants Movie: Sponge out of Water hits the #2 spot and American Sniper rounds out the top 3.

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Indie List 2014: Who spent what – and why

Are all your entertainment eggs in one basket? Playback‘s annual feature looks at how top-performing Canadian prodcos are hedging against risk.