Deals: marblemedia, Seville, Quebecor, Blue Ant

marblemedia acquires two children’s series, including Forte Entertainment’s Snapshots, plus more deals of the week.

Theater of Life

NFB doc nabs San Sebastian prize

Culinary documentary Theater of Life, from director Peter Svatek, won the Tokyo Gohan Award.


Spotlight Pictures takes int’l sales rights for The Hive

The L.A.-based sales agent will shop the Jeff Kopas-directed feature at AFM in November.

Rob Heydon

Production begins on The Wanting

The thriller from producer Rob Heydon (pictured) was adapted for the screen by Milton’s Secret scribe Donald Martin.


Indiecan Entertainment acquires tasty bug doc

The feature documentary Bugs on the Menu, produced by Victoria’s 291 Film Company, is accompanied by a Secret Location-created website.

Lisa de Wilde

TIFF shakes up Board of Directors

Four board members have retired, including board chair Lisa de Wilde (pictured), who will be replaced by long-time board member Jennifer Tory.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Nitro Rush tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, followed by Juste la fin du monde at #2 and Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes.


In brief: FIA re-elects Downey; “Augie” award winner named

The ACTRA National president was re-elected president of the International Federation of Actors, the imagineNATIVE film fest will honour Tom Jackson, and more news.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Sully tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, with Bridget Jones’s Baby at #2 and Snowden at #3.

Slaight Music Residents

Slaight Music Residency participants announced

Five composers and songwriters have been selected for the fifth edition of the business-focused music program.


Shomi to cease operations in November

The Shaw/Rogers-owned streamer is closing due to the changing online video marketplace and business climate, according to the company.


Maudie, Perfume War win Atlantic Film Festival prizes

The Ireland/Canada copro (pictured) and feature documentary were among the Canadian projects awarded at the 36th edition of the festival.