Film

Canadian Media Producers Association 2016 Awards@TIFF

Photo gallery: CMPA Feature Film Producer Awards

The annual awards, held at Glenn Gould Studio, kicked off TIFF ’16 last week.

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TIFF ’16: Vertical Entertainment acquires Mean Dreams

The L.A.-based company has picked up U.S. rights to Nathan Morlando’s latest in advance of its TIFF premiere.

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TIFF ’16: Canada in talks to join Eurimages

If the deal is finalized, Canada will be the first non-European country to join the CAD $36 million film fund.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 22 to 28, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie tops the chart for the week of Aug. 22 to 28, with Huntsman: Winter’s War at #2 and Nice Guys at #3.

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TIFF ’16: Distributors assess the market

Films for rabid fans, smart indie writing and wide commercial releases: Canadian distributors discuss what they’re still hunting for in Toronto.

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The 2016 New Establishment: Aircraft Pictures

From Playback magazine: Aircraft has made the leap from single-project focus to multi-project slate, learning how to juggle business, creative and partnerships in the process.

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The 2016 New Establishment: Rezolution Pictures

From Playback magazine: Montreal prodco Rezolution Pictures has boldly delved into games and VR while creating award-winning TV.

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In Brief: QFTC names new national commissioner, Deluxe adds Foster

The Quebec Film and Television Council has appointed Chanelle Routhier (pictured) as its national commissioner, Steve Foster joins Deluxe TO, plus more news.

Roger Frappier

Frappier, Ouichou win CMPA Feature Film Producer awards

Two Lovers and a Bear producer Roger Frappier (pictured) used his platform to call for greater support for films by women.

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Deals: Breakthrough, Squeeze, Cineflix, Force Four

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Anne of Green Gables MOW (pictured) has been picked up by ITV3 in the U.K., plus more deals.

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Telefilm confirms feature film diversity goal

The agency says it has committed to building a more representative feature film portfolio by 2020.

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The 2016 New Establishment: New Metric Media

From Playback magazine: With an instinct for content that resonates with fans and programmers alike, Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Montefiore have quickly built an impressive slate.