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TIFF ’14: 21 Canadian producer teams set for Int’l Financing Forum


The invite-only OMDC film co-financing forum will see 21 Canadian producer teams network with 19 foreign producer teams.

Francois Letourneau takes lead in Paul in Quebec adaptation


The movie, inspired by the popular Michel Rabagliati cartoon, will start shooting this week in Quebec City.

Canadian distributors in early Toronto deal-making


Blue Ice Docs and Mongrel Media have unveiled deals ahead of the Toronto festival getting underway Thursday.

Playback reveals the 2014 “5 to Watch”


Our most-anticipated list of the year: five Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the fast-track to success, and five more we’re calling “The New Establishment.”

TIFF ’14: Blue Ice brings Scorsese’s ‘Argument’ to Canada


Blue Ice Docs has acquired the Canadian rights to Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument (pictured), which it will release next spring. (via Realscreen.)

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 22, 2014 to Aug. 28, 2014


The F Word is the top Canadian film at the Canadian box office this week, with 1987 falling to #2.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 22, 2014 to Aug. 28, 2014


The F Word hits #10 overall at the Canadian box office this week, with Guardians of the Galaxy continuing to top the charts.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 11, 2014 to Aug. 17, 2014


Divergent tops the DVD chart this week, while Muppets Most Wanted hits #2.

Ex-Brightlight exec Karyn Edwards joins Thunderbird Films


Edwards arrives at an expanding Vancouver-based indie producer after it acquired Reunion Pictures and formed a joint venture with Lionsgate and Sea to Sky Entertainment.

TIFF ’14: Jean-Marc Vallee plans return to French-language films


“…I have a few U.S. films back-to-back and then I’ll do my French Canadian project after that,” the Dallas Buyers Club and Wild director told Playback Daily.

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TIFF'14: Producers Ball

TIFF\'14: Producers Ball - Don Carmody, right, and Catherine Gourdier

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