Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 14 to 20, 2017
C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier is at #1, with Maudie at #2 and Ballerina at #3.
Mark Musselman departs Serendipity Point
The exec producer reflects on 18 years with the Toronto prodco, the challenges of making Canadian films and gives his outlook for the industry.
How to Buy a Baby filming in T.O.
The IPF-backed web series about infertility is written by Wendy Litner and produced by Lauren Corber’s LoCo Motion Pictures.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 14 to 20, 2017
The Fate of the Furious takes the top spot, followed by The Boss Baby at #2 and Beauty and the Beast at #3.
Radical Sheep adds development and production exec
Shaleen Sangha joins the kids and family division of Boat Rocker Studios from DHX Media.
Mohawk Girls renewed for a final season
The half-hour Rezolution Pictures comedy will conclude with a six-episode fifth season.
Production underway on Richard Boddington’s latest
The writer/director is back in South Africa shooting a new family feature, The Great Elephant Adventure, starring Elizabeth Hurley.
Who nabbed Screen Nova Scotia noms?
Weirdos, Werewolf and Trailer Park Boys will compete at the third-annual award show held in Halifax.
Massively looks to expand chat-bot program to include indie films
The platform, so far used for franchise features such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Insidious 3, is moving into the independent-film space with Nova Seed.
NFB short to premiere at Cannes
The Tesla World Light is one of 10 shorts competing in the Critics’ Week sidebar at the festival.
Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel
More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to New York-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.
Incendo’s Separated at Birth gets underway
The MOW is one of five that the Montreal prodco plans to produce in 2017.
History lights up Bud Dynasty
Cameras started rolling on the Canadian original marijuana docuseries at, what else, a 4/20 event in Vancouver.
Canada, Luxembourg sign new copro treaty
Looking to boost opportunities, the updated agreement lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.
Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger
A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.