Mission to Lars

Deals: Raven Banner, Corus, Distribution360, 9 Story

Raven Banner Entertainment has acquired the Canadian rights to Mission to Lars (pictured), plus more deals of the week.


TIFF ’15: Making Mongrel House a film-festival home

How Mongrel Media turned Toronto’s Campbell House Museum into a week-long TIFF party, hosting seven events in seven nights.

After the Last River

After the Last River to open Planet in Focus fest

A doc will also close the 16th edition of the festival, Hui Wang’s Last Harvest. (After the Last River pictured.)

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Super Channel invests $460K across 15 projects

Projects picking up coin in the latest round of funding from the Super Channel Development Fund include Raven Banner’s Jacqueline Ess and EyeSteelFilm’s Manic.

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Canada Pension Plan takes 17.9% stake in eOne

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed a commitment to acquire 52.9 million common shares of Entertainment One.


Stephen Dunn named inaugural Len Blum participant

The residency, launched this July, gives one Canadian writer/director a chance to develop a film project via a program run out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. (Dunn pictured.)


Philanthropic sector ‘untapped resource’ for docs: report

A report from the Documentary Organization of Canada calls for the development of an industry-wide strategy to connect doc filmmakers and the philanthropic sector.


Resonance Films’ Entanglement preps for Vancouver shoot

The feature film has nabbed Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch to co-star with American actress Jess Weixler. (Director Jason James pictured.)

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Incendo readies Brace For Impact

Production has begun on the Montreal-based producer’s fourth TV movie since May.

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Programming profile: The ‘Super’ strategy

From Playback magazine: Super Channel’s Julie Di Cresce discusses the channel’s newest original programming and what it’s looking for next.