FILM Articles



Connor Gaston’s The Devout shoot underway in B.C.

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The debut dramatic feature from emerging West Coast writer-director Gaston (pictured) was majority financed through Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Production Program.



Cinedigm names Paul Gardner as Canadian distribution head

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The hire follows the U.S.-based content distributor inking a first-look deal with Chesler/Perlmutter Productions.



IndieCan acquires medical doc for event release

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The distributor has secured five screens so far for a World Cancer Day release of documentary No Evidence of Disease.



Focus 2015: Hussain Amarshi on SVOD, new opps for indies

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Playback kicks off 2015 with a series of industry leader Q&As. Today, Mongrel Media’s Amarshi weighs in on the challenges and opportunities for the industry and his business in 2015.



Breakthrough, Black Fawn’s Antisocial picked up by Hulu

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The feature directorial debut from Cody Calahan will bow on the U.S. streamer in January.



Cinesite Montreal wins VFX work on Lionsgate thriller

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The shop’s work on The Last Witch Hunter will be lead by Stephane Paris. (Witch Hunter lead Vin Diesel pictured.)



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015

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Les Maitres du suspense holds on as the top Canadian film at the box office for Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015, followed by Mommy.



Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies takes the #1 spot at the box office for the final week of 2014, followed by Into the Woods.



TIFF to receive inaugural ACCT Academy Legacy Award

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The prize will be presented at the Canada Stars in Awards Season event in Beverly Hills.



Mongrel takes Canadian rights to Diamond Tongues

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The acquisition comes ahead of Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson’s feature debuting at Slamdance later this month.

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