Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 1 to July 7, 2016
Finding Dory tops the chart for the week of July 1 to 7, with The Legend of Tarzan at #2 and The Purge: Election Year at #3.
Edmonton Screen Industries Office gets the go-ahead
The new not-for-profit organization will replace the Edmonton Film Commission office.
Production starts on Welcome to Nowhere
The romantic comedy from Calgary-based prodco Trilight Entertainment is directed by Robin Dunne (pictured).
Shoot the Book! selects Toronto titles
Four novels with film and TV adaptation potential will be presented at the second annual event that runs during TIFF.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 20 to 26, 2016
Zootopia tops the chart for the week of June 20 to 26, with London Has Fallen at #2 and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 at #3.
Deals: United Front, TMN, Tricon
United Front Entertainment (UFE) acquires Black Fawn Films-produced horror feature Bite (pictured), plus more deals of the week.
Cameras rolling on #ROXY
The romantic comedy from Tiny Plastic Men producer Mosaic Entertainment is being filmed in Edmonton.
All eyes on digital ahead of Sprout’s Terrific Trucks debut
Breakthrough Entertainment coproduced the live-action series with the U.S. preschool net.
In Brief: NSI’s online short film fest winners, McKellar’s latest honour
In news of the week: Productivity Media’s latest financing deal, Just For Laughs names its ‘pitchers’ and ACTRA promotes one. (Don McKellar pictured.)
marblemedia taps Donna MacNeil for VP role
MacNeil will head up the company’s marketing and strategic development in the newly created role.
Cineplex partners with Barco Escape on panoramic screens
As earlier revealed, Minds Eye Entertainment, U.S.-based Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide are together producing a slate of films specifically for Barco Escape.
CTV sets up a network Game of Thrones
The network will air season one of the HBO series for 10 straight weeknights this August.
OTTs should pay up: report
A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates how much governments could collect from OTTs like Netflix.
Canadian animated features to compete at OIAF
The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced the films competing for its grand prize. (Window Horses pictured.)
Whites launches Specialty Equipment division
The equipment supplier’s new department, which combines two existing divisions of the company, will be headed up by Kerry Leger and Barrie Wells.