Bron Animation takes The Willoughbys rights
Adam Wood is attached to direct the feature, and will co-write the screenplay.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 30, 2015 to Nov. 5, 2015
The Martian stays at #1 for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, with Bridge of Spies at #2 and Goose Bumps at #3.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 30, 2015 to Nov. 5, 2015
Remember tops the chart for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, with Room at #2 and Guibord s’en vat-en-guerre at #3.
A.R.C.H.I.E. fetches sales in five territories
Distributor Double Dutch International (DDI) has announced the sale of the film into multiple territories, including the U.S. and France.
Ivan Fecan, Karen Walton to receive ACCT special awards
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has named six people who will be presented with special awards during 2016′s Canadian Screen Week.
Shaftesbury appoints Jay Bennett to new post
Bennett becomes the prodco’s SVP creative and innovation, while continuing to oversee Shaftesbury’s digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment.
Discovery, Liberty Global take stakes in Lionsgate
Each company will have a 3.4% stake in Lionsgate, and both Liberty Global’s Mike Fries and Discovery’s David Zaslav (pictured) will have seats on the board.
Newton Landry Management opens Sudbury office
The talent agency is expanding into Northern Ontario to capitalize on the growing film/TV market. (Sudbury office head Matthew J. Guthrie pictured.)
Fire Song wins imagineNATIVE audience award
The feature from Adam Garnet Jones picked up the Air Canada Audience Choice Award at the fest.
Province invests $12.8M in Northern Ontario Heritage Fund
The funding will go towards film and television productions, as well as infrastructure projects.