Film

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In brief: Star Trek production spend eclipses $250M

Plus: imagineNATIVE brings Oscar gold potential to Indigenous filmmakers in 2021 awards season and WIFT-T names the recipient of its Deluxe Toronto mentorship program.

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MMA film Cagefighter sets up in Regina

The project, produced by Anamorphic Media and Trilight Entertainment, is being sold internationally by U.K.-based Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.

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Deals: Armoza, Raven Banner, Nelvana

Dance Revolution travels to China and Russia, while Raven Banner Entertainment strikes a deal with MPI Media Group.

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Indie film in the spotlight at 2019 Sustainable Production Forum

As more municipal governments declare climate emergencies, Zena Harris of Green Spark says indie projects are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint.

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In brief: CBC names Donald Lizotte as Jean Mongeau’s successor

Plus: Tasha Hubbard’s doc wins over audiences at imagineNATIVE and Stand! gets the big screen treatment.

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Telefilm hires two for exec team

With the addition of Rene Bourdages and Marie-Claude Lavigne, Telefilm says its executive leadership team is now complete.

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Telefilm updates theatrical doc program

After more than a decade, Rogers Group of Funds will no longer be a funding partner on the program for feature-length documentary projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 18 to 24, 2019

Matthias et Maxime claims the top spot, followed by Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #2 and Kuessipan at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 18 to 24, 2019

Joker comes in at #1, followed by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at #2 and Zombieland: Double Tap at #3.

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WaZabi Films lands worldwide rights to Jeremy Irons feature

The Montreal-based sales agent will shop the Irons-produced film at the American Film Market in November, launching it alongside 1976 Productions’ feature Coda.

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Patricia Rozema and Robert Budreau tie at DGC Awards

The directors picked up the DGC’s Feature Film award, while Tasha Hubbard won the gala’s Discovery prize.

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imagineNATIVE awards ‘The Body Remembers’, We Will Stand Up

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open picked up Best Dramatic Feature at the Indigenous film fest, while Sembradoras de vida was awarded for best feature documentary.