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D Films placed in receivership

CEO Jim Sherry has resigned and the company’s operations have ended, with select staff being kept on to assist with the receivership process.

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Deals: D Films, Incendo, Media Headquarters, 9 Story

Toronto’s D Films picks up the Canadian rights to Whitney (pictured), Incendo sells the first-run broadcast rights to its latest MOW abroad, plus more.

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D Films rolls on first feature from new production arm

Dreamland is a Canada/Luxembourg/Belgium copro from director Bruce McDonald.

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D Films expands into the TV, film production game

The Toronto-based company is moving beyond distribution, tapping veteran television and film producer Rob Merilees to head up the new division.

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TIFF ’16: Distributors assess the market

Films for rabid fans, smart indie writing and wide commercial releases: Canadian distributors discuss what they’re still hunting for in Toronto.

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Programming profile: Indie film distribs

With festival season underway, Playback speaks with three indie distribution execs making shopping lists for the markets.

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Deals: D Films, United Front, Arcana

United Front Entertainment secures a deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, plus more deals of the week.

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Deals: D Films, Proper Rights, Portfolio, DHX

Proper Rights has acquired the international distribution rights to 9/11 documentary For the Love of Their Brother (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Capitalizing on critical buzz for Sleeping Giant’s release

Michael Robson, D Films’ SVP of acquisition and new business development, on the mass-media-supported distribution strategy for Andrew Cividino’s festival darling.

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D Films promotes Robson, eyes new opportunities

Robson, who has been with the indie distributor since it was founded in 2009, will lead the company’s cross-platform expansion in the newly created role.

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D Films brings publicity in-house with new VP

Angie Burns moves from Strut Entertainment to the Toronto distributor.

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TIFF ’15: Market slow but Canadian film having ‘banner year’

Canadian distribs and sales agents say activity in the sales market ranges from “soft” to “really bad,” but Canadian films themselves are enjoying a high profile.