In brief: FIA re-elects Downey; “Augie” award winner named
The ACTRA National president was re-elected president of the International Federation of Actors, the imagineNATIVE film fest will honour Tom Jackson, and more news.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016
Sully tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, with Bridget Jones’s Baby at #2 and Snowden at #3.
Slaight Music Residency participants announced
Five composers and songwriters have been selected for the fifth edition of the business-focused music program.
Shomi to cease operations in November
The Shaw/Rogers-owned streamer is closing due to the changing online video marketplace and business climate, according to the company.
Maudie, Perfume War win Atlantic Film Festival prizes
The Ireland/Canada copro (pictured) and feature documentary were among the Canadian projects awarded at the 36th edition of the festival.
Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival winners announced
Projects from Theodore Ushev and Jean-Francois Laguionie were among the winners at the 40th edition of the OIAF. (Louise en hiver pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 5 to 11, 2016
Jungle Book tops the chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, with Now You See Me 2 at #2 and Money Monster at #3.
Juste la Fin du Monde is Canada’s foreign language Oscar pick
This is Dolan’s third feature chosen to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
CMPA, AQPM committed to Canadian talent: Mastin
The member organizations met Wednesday to discuss issues facing indie producers, including how to further foster Canadian talent, said CMPA president Reynolds Mastin (pictured).
Deals: eOne, 9 Story, Media Ranch
Netflix acquires the international rights to Designated Survivor (pictured) from eOne, plus more deals of the week.
The Messenger spreads its wings
Having secured a U.S. Netflix deal and multiple international sales in Europe and Asia, the songbird documentary is now embarking on a Canadian campus tour.
Photo gallery: #SharetheScreen launch
A selection of photos from the ACTRA Toronto diversity committee event.