Film

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Ex-Disney exec to lead Guru’s production team

The prodco has brought on former Disney exec Kara Lord Piersimoni as VP of production, as well as ex-Spin Master brand manager Daniel Rattner.

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Movie theatre revenues hit $1.8B in 2016: Stats Can

Box office sales increased marginally from 2014, according to the biennial report, with concession sales jumping 7.5%.

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Four Canadian films set for Sundance world premieres

The Utah festival has revealed its feature film lineup, including EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark and Creative Artisans Media and Involving Pictures’ Un Traductor.

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New commissioner for Ontario appointed at CRTC

Toronto lawyer Monique Lafontaine, who has previously served as director of regulatory affairs at the DGC, has signed on for a five-year term beginning in January.

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CBC Breaking Barriers fund names new senior director

Mehernaz Lentin will lead the fund for under-represented creators, replacing interim senior director Helen du Toit.

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Telefilm’s Carolle Brabant set to retire in March 2018

The search is on for her successor, Telefilm told attendees of its public assembly, where the funder also discussed its annual results.

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Zacharias Kunuk wins TFCA’s Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award

The Inuk filmmaker’s credits include Maliglutit, which made its world premiere in the Platform program at TIFF ’16.

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eOne, Gotham Group adapting The Lying Game for TV

The global studio and the L.A.-based management and production firm will coproduce the TV adaptation of Ruth Ware’s novel.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films Nov. 17 to 23, 2017

Pieds nus dans l’aube is at #1, with Nous sommes les autres at #2 and Les affames at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 17 to 23, 2017

Justice League is at #1, followed by Thor: Ragnarok at #2 and Wonder at #3.

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Rodeo FX expanding to Europe with new studio

The Montreal-based visual effects company is opening a new space in Munich, Germany as it looks to tap into a larger pool of VFX artists.

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Fake Tattoos, M/M to compete at Slamdance

The two Canadian films are among 18 films selected for the Park City, Utah festival’s feature competition lineup.