Film

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Herholz, Curran launch United Front Entertainment

The former Anchor Bay Canada execs see an opportunity in the distribution industry’s mid-tier.

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Why Northern Banner made Borealis its first acquisition

The Sean Garrity-directed feature, which opens today in Toronto, was a bid to branch away from parent company Raven’s horror focus.

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Deals: Corus, Club Illico, Hulu

Shaw Media has acquired three-part U.K. drama Capital from Fremantle International, plus more deals of the week. (Hulu pickup, The Book of Negroes pictured.)

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Production underway on micro-budget thriller Cardinal

The debut feature from Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley is now shooting in southern Ontario.

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Cuppa Coffee launches ‘Stories’ division

The Toronto ani studio is going for a more mature aesthetic with its new division, hoping to build business with a more cinematic style.

Koumbie and Nicole Steeves at this years Women Making Waves conference.

1K Wave Atlantic winners give women a voice in film

For the second competition, five filmmakers including Koumbie and Nicole Steeves (pictured) will have five months to create their films with budgets of $1,000.

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Chesler/Perlmutter starts work on ‘Rescue’ MOW

The Catherine Bell-starrer is a departure from the Toronto prodco’s recent specialization in holiday TV films.

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Rene Ohashi takes top prize at CSC Awards

The Forsaken DOP wins Theatrical Feature Cinematography award, while Comweb Group head Paul Bronfman announces a new scholarship fund.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 25 to 31, 2016

Les mauvaises herbes tops the chart for the last week of March, followed by Born to be Blue at #2 and Brooklyn at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 25 to 31, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is #1 for the last week of March, with Zootopia at #2 and My Big Fat Greek Wedding at #3.