FILM Articles

Diving into Canada’s evolving indie distributor game


From Playback magazine: How Entertainment One’s acquisition of Alliance opened the door for a new generation of upstart indie distributors.

Quebec VFX studios launch promotional website


Local studios look to woo local and foreign producers, even as the province cuts film subsidies.

Degrassi’s Ana Golja stars in Sean Cisterna’s Full Out


The sports comeback drama starts shooting Monday in Toronto, with Sarah Fisher and Trevor Tordjman also top-lining the project. (Golja pictured)

Violent wins big at VIFF’s Canadian film awards


The indie from director Andrew Huculiak and Vancouver-based Amazing Factory Productions picked up trophies for the best British Columbia film and the best Canadian film.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 15, 2014 to Sept. 21, 2014


Godzilla takes the top spot on the DVD chart this week, with The Fault in Our Stars coming in at #2.

Ruba Nadda’s October Gale gets U.S. distribution


IFC Films picked up the indie thriller after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Corner Gas: The Movie: a new release model for Canadian film?


“It’s exploratory. It’s bold and it’s new. I hope that lots of people come to the theatres,” Virginia Thompson told Playback Daily about the sitcom’s film revival breaking the theatrical window.

Why Dolby Atmos heralds a quiet revolution for Canadian film


The immersive sound mixing technology, now at Deluxe Toronto, is not just for explosions, post production head Nick Iannelli tells Playback Daily.

Thinking outside the box: new strategies in home entertainment


From Playback magazine (part 2): how distributors and producers are finding value in the new home entertainment market.

Deals: DHX, VSC, eOne, Bell Media


DHX Brands recruits several new liscensing partners for Teletubbies, while Jordan Canning’s We Were Wolves secures North American distribution.

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