Film

Nancy Silverstone

Former Starz exec joins 108 Media

Nancy Silverstone joins the Toronto-based distributor as head of acquisitions and content strategy.

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Niche OTT service focuses on aero-archives

SVOD service AeroCinema will launch in March with more than 200 aviation-related titles on its platform.

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William F. White to launch camera division

Whites Camera is slated to be up and running by mid-2016.

The Birth of a Nation

Record-getting ‘Birth’ nabs Sundance prizes

B.C.-based Bron Studios is one of four prodcos attached to The Birth of a Nation, the top-selling film in the festival’s history.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 11, 2016 to Jan. 17, 2016

The Martian tops the DVD chart for the week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, with Hotel Transylvania 2 at #2 and Sicario at #3.

Winter Hymns

Winter Hymns wins Slamdance prize

The award qualifies the short from Dusty Mancinelli for the next Academy Awards.

50 Feet from Syria

Deals: Hiltz Squared, Quebecor, Distribution360

Toronto’s Hiltz Squared Media has acquired the Oscar-nominated short documentary 50 Feet From Syria (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

Suits

In brief: Big-spending Suits, Canadians up for MPSE awards

A survey assesses Suits‘ economic impact on Ontario, and the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards announces multiple nominations for Canadian sound editors.

John DeBoer

ARRI ready to up your equipment game?

‘Tis the season to get up to date on the latest equipment trends. SIM Group COO John DeBoer dissects what’s big for 2016.

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Creative BC adds Esau, Bromley to board

Targeting growth across industry sectors in 2016, the commission has named six new members to its board, including new chair Dentons Canada LLP partner Gordon Esau (pictured).