FILM Articles

CRTC grants Starlight category B broadcast licence


The proposed all-Canadian film channel will be optionally carried by cable and satellite TV providers after earlier being denied mandatory carriage.

How Cineplex invests to assure future growth


A lack of blockbuster hits in the latest second quarter financial period underlines the need to diversify, Ellis Jacob (pictured) tells Playback Daily.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films July 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014


La gang des hors-la-loi is the top Canadian film at the box office this week, while The Grand Seduction comes in at #2.

MacKay, St. Jules films to get world bows at TIFF


TIFF programmers unwrap the festival’s Canadian lineup, featuring world premieres for much-hyped first-time features and special presentations by celebrated Canadian directors.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014


Lucy leads the box office this week, while Hercules comes in at #2.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs July 14, 2014 to July 20, 2014


Rio 2 tops the DVD chart this week, with The LEGO Movie coming in at #2.

William F. White settles lawsuits against former execs


The legal settlement will see Bill White and Larry Sacchetti repay monies claimed by Whites’ chairman and CEO Paul Bronfman.

Jacqueline Dupuis named new head of VIFF


Dupuis replaces Alan Franey, who served as the CEO and festival director for the Vancouver International Film Festival for 26 years.

Jeremy LaLonde finds lead for third theatrical comedy


Jewel Staite (pictured) will topline How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, to shoot in October.

Con-crazy: what’s next for Fan Expo


With superheroes topping the box office, attendance at comic-based events is growing. Here, Fan Expo HQ president Steve Menzie (pictured) weighs in on plans for the brand.

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