Film

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In Brief: The Grizzlies wins over audiences at Palm Springs film fest

Plus: CBC preps a pair of playful docs and the team behind the live comedy show Rapp Battlez lands U.S. representation.

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Raven Banner picks up Danishka Esterhazy’s Level 16

The genre-focused distributor will release the thriller day-and-date with its U.S. theatrical debut.

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New drone regulations could have major impact on domestic filming

Transport Canada’s new regulations for drone operators, to be implemented this summer, are causing concern in the industry.

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Deanna Wong named executive director of Reel Asian Film Fest

This is Wong’s second term as exec director, after she previously held the role from 2005 to 2008.

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Tantoo Cardinal among ACTRA Toronto 2019 nominees

Other nominees in the Outstanding Performance – Female category include Amybeth McNulty and Katie Douglas, while CBC swept the ensemble category.

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Manitoba makes its tax credit permanent, removes sunset clause

Film commissioner Carole Vivier said the renewal gives long-term stability to the local sector as production volume in the province continues to surge.

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CBC’s doc channel commissions 9/11 doc from Saloon Media

The project, written and directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, tracks the lives of the children present when George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks.

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eOne to receive first-ever industry leadership award at 2019 CSAs

Travelers creator Brad Wright will receive the Maraget Collier award, while four more recipients will be honoured with the Board of Directors’ Tribute.

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Production begins on sci-fi feature Enhanced

Director, writer and stunt performer James Mark will helm the action feature, which stars 19-2‘s Adrian Holmes.

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ACTRA National to honour Jay Baruchel with Award of Excellence

The actor, producer, writer and director will receive the award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. on March 16.

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Thunderbird’s Raffe exits to launch new prodco

The outgoing SVP of scripted production will continue to work on Thunderbird properties alongside her new venture.

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In brief: Tova re-elected as ACTRA Toronto president

Plus: Schitt’s Creek wins a pair of Dorians, Anthropocene joins the Berlin festival lineup, and more.