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TIFF13: Sobol, McKellar, Chechik films to get gala treatment

Director and CEO Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey also on Tuesday morning announced the festival’s opening and closing galas.

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Remstar, D Films add U.S. dramas to distribution slates

Remstar picks up star-studded thrillers Parkland and Dark Places, while D Films brings in The Attack (pictured).

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Karlovy Vary: Canadian filmmaking wave stirs sleepy Bohemian spa town

Talk among Canadian directors and producers attending a Canada Day dinner Monday night turned to a logjam of Canadian titles vying for plum slots at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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Remstar acquires Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot film

Montreal-based Remstar will distribute the film, based on the true story of the West Memphis Three, in Canada later this year.

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Ascot Elite signs pre-sale deal for Atom Egoyan’s Queen of the Night

The distribution deal for German-speaking Europe with Entertainment One comes as the thriller continues shooting in Sudbury and Toronto (Egoyan pictured).

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Atom Egoyan’s Queen of the Night begins production

Bruce Greenwood joins Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson and Mireille Enos in the psychological thriller, which will shoot in Sudbury through February and then move to Niagara Falls and Toronto.

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Rosario Dawson jumps aboard Queen of the Night thriller

Atom Egoyan’s latest feature is set to shoot in Ontario this month, with Ryan Reynolds and Scott Speedman in the cast (Dawson pictured).

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Norm Bolen to head up proposed all-Canadian film channel

Starlight: The Canadian Movie Channel also proposes to fund Canadian theatrical features, and is backed by, among others, Victor Loewy, Robert Lantos, Mark Musselman, Hussain Amarshi, Denys Arcand, David Cronenberg and Deepa Mehta.

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Industry unites in celebration of talent at Playback Hall of Fame

Media and entertainment industry vets, including Atom Egoyan and Sarah Polley (pictured), and up-and-comers came together for the annual celebration Friday.

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Egoyan to mentor Ryerson students

The filmmaker has been appointed a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the university’s Faculty of Communication & Design.

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Atom Egoyan returns to live theatre to direct wife

Atom Egoyan is to direct his wife and actor Arsinee Khanjian in British playwright Martin Crimp’s Cruel and Tender for Canadian Stage in February 2012.

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Decade in Review: Egoyan on TIFF

Atom Egoyan remembers when he first submitted his short films to TIFF, then known as the Festival of Festivals. He was rejected.