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Bron Animation takes The Willoughbys rights

Adam Wood is attached to direct the feature, and will co-write the screenplay.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 30, 2015 to Nov. 5, 2015

The Martian stays at #1 for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, with Bridge of Spies at #2 and Goose Bumps at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 30, 2015 to Nov. 5, 2015

Remember tops the chart for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, with Room at #2 and Guibord s’en vat-en-guerre at #3.


A.R.C.H.I.E. fetches sales in five territories

Distributor Double Dutch International (DDI) has announced the sale of the film into multiple territories, including the U.S. and France.

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Ivan Fecan, Karen Walton to receive ACCT special awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has named six people who will be presented with special awards during 2016′s Canadian Screen Week.

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Shaftesbury appoints Jay Bennett to new post

Bennett becomes the prodco’s SVP creative and innovation, while continuing to oversee Shaftesbury’s digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment.

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Discovery, Liberty Global take stakes in Lionsgate

Each company will have a 3.4% stake in Lionsgate, and both Liberty Global’s Mike Fries and Discovery’s David Zaslav (pictured) will have seats on the board.


Newton Landry Management opens Sudbury office

The talent agency is expanding into Northern Ontario to capitalize on the growing film/TV market. (Sudbury office head Matthew J. Guthrie pictured.)


Fire Song wins imagineNATIVE audience award

The feature from Adam Garnet Jones picked up the Air Canada Audience Choice Award at the fest.

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Province invests $12.8M in Northern Ontario Heritage Fund

The funding will go towards film and television productions, as well as infrastructure projects.