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Jennifer Mesich takes senior post at Don Carmody Productions

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Mesich will develop films, scripted and reality TV projects for network, cable and streaming services, eyeing untapped female audiences.



Faded glory: The state of film in the digital world

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From Playback magazine: Why the near-complete collapse of film post-production and projection may spell the end of motion-picture-film shooting in Canada.



Whistler ’14: Canadian producers find ‘gateway’ to China

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Four projects find producing partners in China as part of the third annual China Canada Gateway for Film script competition at the Whistler Film Festival.



Nadia Litz’s The People Garden casts lead, rolls cameras

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Who’s that girl? The model/actress with the famous surname is top-lining the indie from Scythia Films, Aiken Heart Films and JoBro Productions.



Chorus, The Amina Profile to screen at Sundance

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As well, Insight Productions and Scythia Films will each have coproductions in competition at the 2015 edition of the famed Utah festival. (The Amina Profile‘s Sophie Deraspe pictured.)



Jean Marc Vallee’s Demolition sells out worldwide

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VVS Films has picked up the Canadian rights, Fox Searchlight has the U.S. and other international territory rights after dealmaking by CAA and Sierra/Affinity.



Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad feature to shoot in Toronto

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With Marvel’s X-Men franchise firmly entrenched in Montreal, Toronto will host the DC Comics-based feature next year. (Dallas Buyers Club‘s Jared Leto, set to co-star, pictured.)



Claude Joli-Coeur named head of NFB

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Joli-Coeur has been the interim chair of the NFB since Jan. 1 following the departure of Tom Perlmutter.



Cameras roll on Igor Drljaca’s The Waiting Room

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Drljaca (pictured) and his prodco TimeLapse Pictures is partnering with Gearshift Films and YN Films to produce The Waiting Room, currently shooting in Toronto.



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films, Nov. 21, 2014 to Nov. 27, 2014

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Mommy holds on to its title as the top Canadian film at the box office for Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, followed by Henri Henri.

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