Menemsha Films takes Natasha for U.S.
Vortex Words + Pictures has inked a deal with Menemsha Films for the David Bezmozgis-directed drama, to bow at the Atlantic Film Festival this week.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 11, 2015 to Sept. 17, 2015
The Visit goes straight to #1 for the week of Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, with Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation at #2 and The Perfect Guy at #3.
The 2015 New Establishment: Sara Lynn Cauchon
From Playback magazine: How digital lifestyle maven Sara Lynn Cauchon teamed with RTR Media to develop the successful Domestic Geek YouTube channel and brand.
Baroness Von Sketch Show starts production
The single-camera, all-female sketch comedy series from Frantic Films stars Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen.
IndieCan Entertainment picks up Menorca
The indie distributor has picked up the Canadian rights to the feature, which was written and directed by Farpoint Films’ John Barnard. (Island of Menorca pictured.)
Portfolio Entertainment opens new animation studio
The producer and distributor has launched Portfolio Animation, a 9,000 square foot studio located in Toronto.
Amazing Race Canada renewed for season 4
The series wraps this Wednesday after earning an average audience of 2.6 million throughout its third season.
TIFF ’15: Market ‘picked up’ near end of fest: Handling
As of Sunday, a total of 36 films were sold during the festival to multiple territories, down slightly from 41 sales at the same time last year.
Filth City descends on Hamilton
Production is underway on the LaRue Entertainment MOW, which will bow on Super Channel in 2016.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 31, 2015 to Sept. 6, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road is at #1 for the week of Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, with Walking Dead season five at #2 and Aloha at #3.
The 2015 New Establishment: Bron Studios
From Playback magazine: Our annual list of red-hot mid-career executives, entrepreneurs and behind-the-camera talents kicks off with Vancouver’s Bron Media Corp. (CEO Aaron Gilbert pictured.)
TIFF ’15: Closet Monster wins best Canadian feature prize
Several other Canadian or copro titles were also presented with awards as the 40th edition of TIFF wrapped Sunday, with Hurt winning the inaugural Platform prize. (Closet Monster pictured.)
Cineplex’s eSports play
The company is leveling up, acquiring U.S. platform WorldGaming and announcing plans for local and national tournaments.
Shaftesbury and Rainmaker’s proposed $20M tie-up
Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings on why the proposed acquisition – which would see both companies continue to operate independently – makes sense for the company she founded in 1987.