TIFF ’14 Review: Denys Arcand’s An Eye for Beauty

FILM

Film critic Thom Ernst says beautiful shots and sexy scenes will attract fans of the Arcand brand, despite a script that occasionally feels underwritten.



TIFF ’14: Syndicado picks up Robert Minervini trilogy

STREAM

The director’s doc-fiction hybrid Stop the Pounding Heart is among the 10 films picked up by the digital distributor at TIFF. (From Stream.)



Dinosaur Valley Studios opens in Alberta

FILMTV

The multi-service studio will service small to mid-sized productions in close proximity to the area’s famous topography, says president Frank Hadfield.



Raven Banner launches Northern Banner distribution label

FILM

The genre distributor is getting into prestige movie titles, starting with Sean Garrity’s Borealis.



Hot Docs: Doc-makers are under-serving audiences

FILM

At TIFF, Hot Docs’ Elizabeth Radshaw (pictured) presented findings from an audience research report studying the viewing habits of Canadian doc audiences.



Nat Geo People to air Tessa & Scott in 11 countries

TV

The territories that have purchased Tessa & Scott from Distribution360 include France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Cyprus and Luxembourg.



OWN orders Paperny docuseries

NEWS

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered food truck docuseries 2 Fat 2 Fly from the Vancouver producer.



TIFF ’14 Review: Big Muddy an ‘effective contemporary noir’

FILM

Film critic Thom Ernst says Moneo’s debut as a feature director shows great promise, with strong performances from lead actors generating awards potential.



Former Cineflix execs Carey, Lewis launch UK indie

TV

Cineflix Media execs Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis (pictured) have launched an independent prodco in the UK after reaching a buyout deal with the company’s British arm.



Rogers backs pick-pack cable packaging in CRTC hearings

TV

The cable and mobile giant also opposed the end of simultaneous substitution. (Rogers Media president Keith Pelley pictured.)