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Saul Rubinek, Trish Stratus board Allan Ungar’s Gridlocked

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The two actors join an ensemble cast that includes Danny Glover, Dominic Purcell and Richard Gunn. (Rubinek pictured)



Deals: Picture Box, Lionsgate, DHX Media

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Picture Box sells several series, including The Liquidator (pictured), into a slew of international markets while Lionsgate extends its output deal with Roadshow Films.



TIFF brings STUDIO back, names 8 new producers

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Mike MacMillan and Paramita Nath were among those selected for the program, which focuses on on skill development and networking for emerging and mid-level producers.



Just call her MacGyver: Marina Cordoni’s new indie film biz

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The industry veteran has launched a new sales agency and consultancy aimed at helping indie filmmakers untangle the complex process of production, sales and distribution.



Disney extends exclusive Netflix pact to Canada

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The streaming service is further taking control of the pay TV window that until now has gone to traditional broadcasters.



How Ingrid Veninger’s ‘sisterhood’ spawned 6 scripts in 6 months

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Now six Punk Films Femmes Lab participants have a date with Oscar winner Melissa Leo, who has first dibs on their creative output.



Tales From The Organ Trade up for Emmys

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The doc will vie for an Emmy in two categories at the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, with nominations also for Herman’s House and The World Before Her.



Michael Moore to topline TIFF doc conference

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The festival also announces two 2014 Talent Lab Governors and the keynote to this year’s Asian Film Summit, Peter Loehr. (Moore pictured.)



Elevation, Universal Studios ink home ent pact

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The distribution deal follows Naveen Prasad (pictured) joining the indie outfit to oversee distribution, sales and operations across all media.



Quebec filmmakers enter SODEC-Montreal Film Fest fray

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The province’s leading directors and producers respond to an incendiary letter by Montreal World Film Festival festival VP Daniele Cauchard against SODEC head Monique Simard that was published in La Presse on Monday.

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