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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.


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.


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.

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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.

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Column: Are your film festival plans immigration-friendly?

As TIFF gets underway, immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio discusses business visitor visa requirements for foreign guests attending TIFF or similar film fests in foreign countries.


TIFF ’16: The Discoverers (part two)

From Playback magazine: First-time Canadian filmmakers break down their road to TIFF and what lies ahead. (Kevan Funk’s Hello Destroyer pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, 2016

Don’t Breathe tops the chart for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, with Suicide Squad at #2 and Sausage Party at #3.

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Sandra Desrosiers Karr joins Brightlight C-suite

The former Telefilm exec joins the Vancouver company as it brings its latest film, Colossal, to TIFF.