Film

TAMING THE HORSE

Taming the Horse wins at RIDM

The Tao Gu-directed film picked up best Canadian feature at the Montreal doc festival.

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CBC unveils holiday programming lineup

The pubcaster’s festive slate includes a two-hour, B.C.-shot Murdoch Mysteries special and Larry Weinstein’s one-hour doc Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.

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T.O. studios turned away $130M in business over past year: report

Some lost business stayed in Canada as other provinces expand studio space, but FilmOntario warns domestic TV may suffer as bigger-budget productions take precedence.

Lifechanger

Justin McConnell’s Lifechanger rolls in T.O

The thriller, produced by the Broken Mile director and Avi Federgreen, will be distributed by Raven Banner in Canada.

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In Brief: Ontario small businesses (like your prodco) get a tax cut

Plus: Love Nature heads to Amazon channels abroad and Hollywood Suite preps a festive preview.

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Mark Gordon Company adapting Come From Away for film

Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the Canadian playwrights behind the hit musical, have been tapped to write the film adaptation.

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Shaftesbury reorganizes digital, branded entertainment divisions

Christina Jennings on why it made sense to rebrand Smokebomb and Shift2 under the Shaftesbury banner, and how that positions the company for future success.

MeToo

Screen industry members launch sexual assault symposium

The #AfterMeToo initiative is spearheaded by Mia Kirshner, Aisling Chin-Yee, Freya Ravensbergen and Fluent Films.

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D Films rolls on first feature from new production arm

Dreamland is a Canada/Luxembourg/Belgium copro from director Bruce McDonald.

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No ‘grand vision’ but new CRTC chair charts course for 2018

In contrast to his predecessor’s brash approach, Ian Scott offers only an outline for the work the commission plans to undertake in the year ahead.

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Molly Parker to receive ACTRA Award of Excellence

The veteran actress, who made her directorial debut this year with Bird, will be recognized at an event in January.

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Manitoba film and TV industry posts best year in a decade

With its healthy tax credit and a maturing local industry, the province saw $139 million in production volume and 67 productions in 2016/17.