Film

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Jam Filled looks to acquire Arc Productions assets

The newly acquired Boat Rocker Media subsidiary has entered an agreement to acquire “substantially all of the business” of the troubled animation studio.

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Gulistan, Land of Roses wins Doc Alliance Selection Award

Zayne Akyol’s feature documentary is produced by Montreal-based Peripheria, Germany’s Mitosfilm and the NFB.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 29 to Aug. 4, 2016

Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 is #1 for the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, followed by Closet Monster at #2 and King Dave at #3.

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TIFF ’16: Colossal, I Am the Pretty Thing added to festival programs

The festival has announced programming for its Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Cinematheque, Docs and Short Cuts sections.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 29 to Aug. 4, 2016

Jason Bourne is at #1 for the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, followed by Star Trek Beyond at #2 and Bad Moms at #3.

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WIFT-T names director mentorship recipient

Filmmaker Nadine Valcin will be mentored by eOne’s director of acquisitions and a noted West Coast director.

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Column: Planning an exit strategy in a post-Brexit world

Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio on the emigration options available to Canadians currently based in the U.K.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs July 18 to July 24, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tops the chart for the week of July 18 to 24, with Divergent Series: Allegiant at #2 and Zootopia at #3.

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Deals: CBC, Bron Studios, Tricon

CBC has acquired the first season of BBC One drama The A Word (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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In Brief: ABC orders Cameron’s Ten Days, JFL pitch winner announced

The ABC series will star Kyra Sedgwick (pictured), while in other news of the week, two Canadian titles will premiere at Fantastic Fest and JFL picks its pitch winners.

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Minds Eye’s The Recall underway in B.C.’s Okanagan

The first feature from Minds Eye’s six-picture deal with VMI Worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures is currently filming in Vernon, B.C.

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TIFF ’16: Len Blum, Rising Stars, Talent Lab participants named

Andrew Cividino (pictured) is the 2016 Len Blum Resident, while Rising Stars include Grace Glowicki and Sophie Nelisse.