Film

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Indie List deadline extended

Producers now have until April 6 to complete Playback‘s annual survey of independent production spending. CLICK HERE to access survey directly.

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NFB launches Indigenous Cinema initiative

The curated collection of over 200 English- and French-language titles is part of the organization’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan.

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Fresh TV spins its web with Lucas the Spider

The Toronto-based prodco known for Backstage has partnered with animator Joshua Slice to expand the animated spider’s adventures.

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Netflix nabs Meditation Park

Mina Shum’s feature has also been picked up for distribution by Cine Colombia and Encore Inflight, among others.

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Canadian copros score Eurimages coin

Elia Suleiman’s It Must be Heaven and Canada/France/Belgium copro Pompeii walked away with a portion of the funding.

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Howie Mandel, ICM Partners lead investor group in Just For Laughs acquisition

A statement issued by the new owners stressed that the yearly festival will stay in Montreal and that JFL jobs and offices will also remain in Quebec.

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In Brief: Media vets partner to launch Digital Circus Media

Plus: MIPTV names Carmilla as the recipient of its 2018 Brand Content of the Year Award, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 9 to 15, 2018

Black Panther lands the #1 spot, followed by A Wrinkle in Time at #2 and Peter Rabbit at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 9 to 15, 2018

Nelly et Simon: Mission Yeti takes the top slot, while Chien De Garde takes the #2 spot and Meditation Park comes in at #3.

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Maya Gallus’ The Heat to open Hot Docs 2018

The NFB also has 21 projects participating in the festival, which this year sees 50% of its titles led by women filmmakers.

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Bron sets up Fonzo with A Band Apart and Addictive Pictures

Cameras are set to roll on the Tom Hardy-starrer, written and directed by Josh Trank.

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Indiecan nabs Canadian digital rights to A.R.C.H.I.E films

Trilight Entertainment’s franchise follows a robot dog, voiced by Michael J. Fox, and his friends.