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Nish Media launches new Quebec-based distribution arm

7th Screen will handle sales and distribution for feature-length, television and digital titles, focusing on a wider distribution of Indigenous-created content.

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Mena Massoud’s rise to fame fuels indie short curiosity

Before he starred in Aladdin, the Markham-born actor was cast in a Canadian short film and now its producers are reckoning with his unexpected success story.

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MFM names Margolis acting CEO and film commissioner

Entertainment lawyer Rachel Margolis will step into the role this June.

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Blue Ant Int’l hires Ludo Dufour to SVP role

Based out of L.A., the newly created position will focus on coproductions, coventures, pre-sales and more.

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Upfronts ’19: Corus pairs with Complex in digital push

Corus revealed its new digital partnerships at the 2019 upfront presentation with the aim to target the male 18-24 demographic.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2019 nominations now open

We’re asking you to help us find the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry. (Free to view)

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DHX receives unsolicited merger proposal from Sakthi Global

The company responded Tuesday by saying its board will consider and evaluate any formal offer but it has not yet verified Sakthi Global’s ability to carry out a transaction.

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LevelFILM to distribute Phil Connell’s Jump, Darling

Starring Cloris Leachman and Thomas Duplessie, the project goes to camera in Toronto and Prince Edward County this month.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 24 to 30, 2019

Aladdin comes in at #1, followed by John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum at #2 and Avengers: Endgame at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 24 to 30, 2019

The Grizzlies tops the chart again, while Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind comes in at #2 and Havana, From On High lands at #3.

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Peacock Alley adapts 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

Based on a U.K. series, the North American version sees celebrities like Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy team up with their parents for daring adventures.

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Sophie Dupuis embarks on Souterrain

The writer/director’s sophomore feature is backed by SODEC, Telefilm and the Harold Greenberg Fund.

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Alibi goes ‘Around the World’ with Bell Media in multi-faceted deal

The new branded-content series sees Alibi and Bell Media teaming with turkey brand Butterball Canada.

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Director Jean-Claude Labrecque dies at 80

The Quebecois filmmaker worked with renowned directors such as Michael Brault and Gilles Carle and earned international acclaim for his documentary short 60 Cycles.

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Domestic prodcos stretched thin under talent crunch

As the production volume in Canada continues to surge, Sean Buckley, Daniel Bekerman and Vince Commisso discuss how they’re working around the domestic talent shortage.