Film

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Breaking Barriers backs projects from Patricia Rozema, Rama Rau

Produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films, Rozema’s latest feature Mouthpiece is based on the stage play by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken.

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Bron lines up next project

The B.C.-based company will produce period drama Man of Cloth with Entertainment 360.

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Netflix adds 8.3M subs in Q4 2017

The streamer saw record quarterly subscriber growth, and plans to invest billions more in content, marketing and tech.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 12 to 18, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tops the chart followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi at #2 and The Post at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Jan. 12 to 18, 2018

Le trip a trois tops the chart, with Junior Majeur at #2 and The Breadwinner at #3.

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Starz channel headed to Canada through Bell Media, Lionsgate pact

The agreement also gives Bell Media exclusive first-window access in Canada to Lionsgate’s slate of feature films.

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The Breadwinner nabs Oscar nomination

The Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg copro is produced by Toronto’s Aircraft Pictures, headed up by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen.

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Unarmed Verses wins Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award

Previous winners of the prize include Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s doc Angry Inuk and Philippe Falardeau’s political satire My Internship in Canada.

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Serendipity Point copro Museo heads to Berlin

The drama, from Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios, will world premiere in competition at the festival.

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Turner, Warner Bros launch SVOD internationally

Filmstruck, a new movie-focused platform, will first launch in the U.K. ahead of multi-territory roll out over the next two years.

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Take 5, Whizbang and J. Miles Dale snag PGAs

Toronto-shot projects The Handmaid’s Tale and The Shape of Water continue to claim high-profile prizes with their respective wins at the Producers Guild of America Awards.

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Deals: Breaking Glass Pictures, Films Transit, DHX Media

Breaking Glass takes U.S. rights to Yan England’s 1:54, plus new international deals inked for Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam.