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


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

TIFF ’14: Crooks weighs The Price We Pay


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


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


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


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


“…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 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


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


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


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