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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.

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D Films acquires Sleeping Giant

The Toronto-based distributor has picked up the Canadian rights to Andrew Cividino’s debut feature.

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Coming Soon: Backcountry

D Films’ Michael Robson on his distribution strategy for Backcountry and its potential for screens and audiences in Canada’s more remote communities.

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Deals: MCE, D Films, DHX Brands, Sago Sago

D Films will release the CanCon thriller The Scarehouse (pictured) across home entertainment platforms, and more deals of the week.

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D Films inks output deal with Blumhouse International

The agreement covers all movies outside of Jason Blum’s first-look deal with Universal. (Blumhouse title Insidious pictured)

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Diving into Canada’s evolving indie distributor game

From Playback magazine: How Entertainment One’s acquisition of Alliance opened the door for a new generation of upstart indie distributors.

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Deals: PNP, Big Bad Boo, D Films, 108 Media

Pacific Northwest Films picks up the Canadian rights for Night Moves, while Big Bad Boo Studios secured a deal for
1001 Nights (pictured).

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D Films closes financing deal for growth

Jim Sherry’s indie distribution outfit has arranged a credit facility with the U.S.-based East West Bank to grow its film releasing slate.

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Deals: eOne, Mongrel, 108 Media, D Films

eOne secures the international rights to the Bryan Cranston-starring Trumbo, while Mongrel Media picks up the Canadian rights to Boyhood.

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Deals: eOne, Tricon, Double Dutch

Tricon sold numerous scripted programs into Australia and European markets, while Double Dutch picked up the international sales rights to The Scarehouse (pictured).

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Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell board Backcountry (Exclusive)

The Haven duo join a cast that includes Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop as writer/director Adam MacDonald continues shooting his survival thriller (Balfour pictured).

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Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop board Backcountry indie thriller

Writer/director Adam MacDonald’s theatrical feature from Fella Films is shooting in Ontario and British Columbia through Nov. 6 (Peregrym pictured).