Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira inks U.S. deal

FILM

Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up the Canadian director’s third feature for a 2015 theatrical release.



TIFF ’14: Crooks weighs The Price We Pay

FILM

Canadian filmmaker Harold Crooks discusses his tax haven-expose The Price We Pay, which premiered last week at TIFF in Toronto.



Telus backs a la carte, targets shomi at CRTC hearings

TV

The telco said vertically integrated carriers were using programming services to show undue preference for their distribution platforms.



Zaib Shaikh on bringing Toronto’s cultural industries together

FILMTV

Toronto’s newest film commissioner Zaib Shaikh shares his vision for the city’s newly reshaped role.



Increase CPE in pick-and-pay world, WGC asks regulator

TV

The Writers Guild of Canada called on the CRTC to strengthen rules on Canadian programming expenditures if unbundling and other regulatory changes are mandated.



Why Rogers told CRTC to keep the kid gloves on for U.S. channels

TV

“…I don’t want to lose these folks from the ecosystem,” Rogers’ SVP David Purdy (pictured) told regulators during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing.



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.