Film

Rosie Dransfeld

Hot Docs to honour Rosie Dransfeld

Dransfeld will be honoured with a “Focus On” retrospective at the Hot Docs ’16 festival, which also named its 2016 “mogul” as well.

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Schitt’s Creek, Room lead CSA nominations

The CBC comedy received 14 TV nominations while Room received the most film nods with 11. (Schitt’s Creek pictured.)

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My Internship in Canada wins TIFF Top 10 award

The political satire from Philippe Falardeau had its North American premiere at the 2015 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jacob Tremblay

Room lands two acting wins at Critics’ Choice

Canadian actor Jacob Tremblay (pictured) picked up a prize in the category of Best Young Actor/Actress.

Aaron Gilbert

In brief: Crazy8s, Bron Studios, pre-NAPTE sales

Production is underway on Bron Studios and Fortitude International’s Drunk Parents, plus more news from over the past week. (Bron’s Aaron Gilbert pictured.)

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 28, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation tops the DVD chart for the week of Dec. 28, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016, with Minions at #2 and Terminator Genisys at #3.

The Birder

Sony Pictures takes U.S. home video rights to The Birder

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will distribute Dot Film Company’s The Birder on DVD in the U.S.

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Deals: Bell Media, Proper Rights, Odyssey, Cineplex

Proper Rights has acquired the global distribution rights to two Cream Productions docs, plus more deals of the week. (Cream’s Justice For MLK pictured.)

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Renee Robinson named Jamaica’s film commissioner

The former industry programmer at TIFF has been hired by JAMPRO, Jamaica’s national investment and export agency.

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Breakthrough inks three-pic deal with Reel Deal Guys

The Toronto producer and distributor also acquired the global distribution rights to RDG’s Adam’s Testament as part of the agreement.