Hot Sheet: Top 10 films July 11, 2014 to July 17, 2014


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the top spot at the box office this week, with Transformers: Age of Extinction coming in at #2.

Rogers cuts hundreds of jobs


The company’s changes are the latest moves in an ongoing restructuring effort from new CEO Guy Laurence.

Which projects moved forward: HGF part two


Following Monday’s announcement, Playback looks at how much the Harold Greenberg Fund invested in this round and which projects moved forward from the last.

Cronenberg’s ‘Maps’ to get gala treatment at TIFF 2014


Other Canadian titles included in the early lineup released Tuesday morning include Peter Chelsom’s Hector and the Search for Happiness, a Canada-U.K. coproduction.

ToonBox expands with L.A. office


ToonBox has also set up a working division in the same building as development and production partner Gulfstream Pictures, based out of the Warner Bros. lot.

Mariela Besuievsky, Peter Gerard to keynote Strategic Partners


“She’s been through the trenches,” Strategic Partners’ Laura MacKenzie tells Playback of booking Spanish film producer Besuievsky to keynote the 2014 event.

Space sets main cast for Killjoys


British actor Hannah John-Kamen lands the lead role of Dutch, with Canadian actors Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane (pictured) also set to appear in the series.

Dylan Taylor to topline A Sunday Kind of Love


The debut feature from Geordie Sabbagh – part of the IndieCan10K challenge – will also star Meghan Heffern and Melanie Scrofano.

SIM Group acquires L.A. post house Chainsaw


The U.S. facility will operate as a division of Toronto-based SIM once the merger deal is completed.

Former MGM exec named to Rainmaker board


Steve Hendry was appointed to the Vancouver-based company’s board following its annual general meeting on July 17.

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