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D Films assets go up for sale

Two months after it was placed in privately appointed receivership, a sale process for the business assets of D Films has been initiated.

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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.