In brief: FIA re-elects Downey; “Augie” award winner named

The ACTRA National president was re-elected president of the International Federation of Actors, the imagineNATIVE film fest will honour Tom Jackson, and more news.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016

Sully tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, with Bridget Jones’s Baby at #2 and Snowden at #3.

Slaight Music Residents

Slaight Music Residency participants announced

Five composers and songwriters have been selected for the fifth edition of the business-focused music program.


Shomi to cease operations in November

The Shaw/Rogers-owned streamer is closing due to the changing online video marketplace and business climate, according to the company.


Maudie, Perfume War win Atlantic Film Festival prizes

The Ireland/Canada copro (pictured) and feature documentary were among the Canadian projects awarded at the 36th edition of the festival.

Louise en Hiver

Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival winners announced

Projects from Theodore Ushev and Jean-Francois Laguionie were among the winners at the 40th edition of the OIAF. (Louise en hiver pictured.)

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 5 to 11, 2016

Jungle Book tops the chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, with Now You See Me 2 at #2 and Money Monster at #3.

Xavier Dolan

Juste la Fin du Monde is Canada’s foreign language Oscar pick

This is Dolan’s third feature chosen to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Reynolds Mastin

CMPA, AQPM committed to Canadian talent: Mastin

The member organizations met Wednesday to discuss issues facing indie producers, including how to further foster Canadian talent, said CMPA president Reynolds Mastin (pictured).

Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland 2016

Deals: eOne, 9 Story, Media Ranch

Netflix acquires the international rights to Designated Survivor (pictured) from eOne, plus more deals of the week.

The Messenger story

The Messenger spreads its wings

Having secured a U.S. Netflix deal and multiple international sales in Europe and Asia, the songbird documentary is now embarking on a Canadian campus tour.

Share the Screen

Photo gallery: #SharetheScreen launch

A selection of photos from the ACTRA Toronto diversity committee event.