FILM Articles

Lionsgate looks to up its global game


Following a positive Q1 earnings report last week, the Vancouver-based mini-studio announces the relocation of its international sales division.

Harold Greenberg Fund gets shorty


Four filmmaker teams will receive $32,000 each to support the production of short film projects through HGF’s Shorts-to-Features program.

Eleanor O’Connor upped at SIM Group


O’Connor will take on the newly created post of president, PS Lighting & Grip Division, based in Vancouver.

TIFF ’14: Fest names 4 actors poised for international fame


The festival’s star-making machine is back for another year of grooming homegrown talent for break-out success. (Sophie Desmarais pictured)

TIFF ’14: Talent Lab, Pitch This! participants revealed


Canadian filmmakers set to participate in this year’s TIFF Talent Lab Toronto include Deanne Foley (pictured), Remi St-Michel and Kate Melville.

Veteran actor Walter Massey dies at 85


The stage and screen veteran appeared in about 50 film and TV roles over a six-decade career.

CRTC grants Starlight category B broadcast licence


The proposed all-Canadian film channel will be optionally carried by cable and satellite TV providers after earlier being denied mandatory carriage.

How Cineplex invests to assure future growth


A lack of blockbuster hits in the latest second quarter financial period underlines the need to diversify, Ellis Jacob (pictured) tells Playback Daily.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014


La gang des hors-la-loi is the top Canadian film at the box office this week, while The Grand Seduction comes in at #2.

MacKay, St. Jules films to get world bows at TIFF


TIFF programmers unwrap the festival’s Canadian lineup, featuring world premieres for much-hyped first-time features and special presentations by celebrated Canadian directors.

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