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Diverse TV Director participants get to work

Amy Jo Johnson, Tanya Lemke and Tarique Qayumi will shadow directors on series such as Vikings and Reign.

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Podz’ King Dave to open Fantasia

The film will make its world premiere at the 20th edition of the Montreal genre festival. (Writer and lead actor Alexandre Goyette pictured.)

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Podz on gritty, real-life roots of 19-2 cop drama

“I always found that if you’re uncovering the human condition, people will connect,” the Quebec director (pictured) said in Cannes of the French-Canadian cop drama now being adapted for English-speaking Canada by Bell Media.

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Weekly roundup: Festival lineups and doc broadcast premieres

This week’s roundup includes the list of industry folk taking part in the ACCT’s In Studio program on Mar. 2 (such as actor Gerry Dee, pictured) and Canuck titles screening at the Miami International Film Festival.

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Marc-Andre Grondin top-lines L’Affaire Dumont

The $5 million film, directed by Quebec’s Daniel “Podz” Grou, tells the true story of a man jailed for a rape he insists he never committed, and a single mother who sets out to prove his innocence.

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Telefilm invests in five French-language feature films

Telefilm Canada has invested in five Quebecois films, from auteur director Rafael Ouellet’s Camion to a more commercial effort, L’Affaire Dumont, by Daniel Grou.

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Podz pic wins German festival top prize

Quebec director Daniel Grou, also known as Podz, grabbed the top prize this weekend at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival for his coming-of-age indie film 10 1/2.