OMDC to update tax credit admin fees
The six tax credits administered by the government agency will now each be charged a percentage of eligible expenditures.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2017
Split is at #1, with A Dog’s Purpose at #2 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter at #3.
Colin Geddes to depart TIFF
The long-time Midnight Madness and Vanguard programmer will be replaced by Peter Kuplowsky.
Remembering documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart
After a three-day search, the body of the Sharkwater director was found Friday.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 16 to 22, 2017
The Accountant is at #1, followed by Deepwater Horizon at #2 and Girl on the Train at #3.
Column: What’s next for entertainment immigration?
Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio breaks down how the Trump administration’s policies might affect those in the film and TV industry looking to work in the U.S.
In Brief: Rumble nabs Sundance Award; Helga Stephenson honoured
The Montreal prodco’s Rumble doc won a Special Jury Award at the Utah festival; The Academy’s former CEO will receive a lifetime achievement prize, plus more.
White Pine strengthens scripted team
Karynn Austin adds a VP title and oversight of scripted programming to her remit, while Maxim Gertler-Jaffe heads to the U.K. to head up expansion efforts.
Prime Time ’17: What’s the key to export success?
Panelists tackled partnering with distributors early and looking to niche European SVODs, while Melanie Joly talked about removing red tape and working with China.
Deals: Breakthrough, AMBI, Guru Studio, Seville
Canada/U.K. copro Ride nets a three-book publishing deal in the U.S., Open Road Films acquires AMBI’s Arctic Justice, plus more deals of the week.
Frantic Films, BGM among six to be acquired by Kew Media
Under the proposed transaction, Kew will bring a number of Canada’s most prominent unscripted and branded-content producers under its umbrella.
Women in View reveals Five in Focus
Gloria Kim and Wendy Morgan are among the female directors the organization is putting a spotlight on.