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HGF distributes $110K across three projects

Lira’s Forest from writer/director Connor Jessup (pictured) was among the projects to receive financial support through Harold Greenberg Fund’s Shorts-to-Features Program.

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Cameras roll on Andrew Currie’s The Steps

Jason Ritter (pictured), Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin and Christine Lahti are toplining the Canadian indie film, now shooting in Parry Sound, ON.

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Ruba Nadda’s October Gale gets U.S. distribution

IFC Films picked up the indie thriller after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Blue Ice Pictures to give Rob Ford big screen treatment

Producers Daniel Iron and Lance Samuels plan to adapt Crazytown as a film or TV project.

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Entertainment One to release Watermark in U.S.

The stateside deal was done with eOne Films International, which has the worldwide rights to the Canadian documentary.

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Entertainment One takes world rights to TIFF title Watermark

The Canadian feature documentary about the world’s relationship with water will be shopped internationally ahead of a fall domestic release by Mongrel Media.

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CMPA announces $10,000 feature film prize shortlist

Five producers, including Nicholas Tabarrok and Roger Frappier, are vying for the cash prize, to be presented on Sept. 5, marking the opening of TIFF.

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BET joins CBC in airing The Book of Negroes mini-series

The TV adaptation of Canadian writer Lawrence Hill’s novel of the same name (pictured) will start shooting in South Africa in the fall.

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Daniel Iron takes $10,000 CMPA Producer’s Award

The Inescapable producer was honoured by his peers Thursday as the Toronto International Film Festival got underway.

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CMPA shortlists five producers for $10,000 TIFF feature film prize

The winner will come from among Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin, Juliette Hagopian, David Hamilton, Daniel Iron and producer/director Michael McGowan.

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Production underway on Ruba Nadda’s Inescapable

The indie thriller will shoot through mid-March in Canada, South Africa and Lebanon.

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Harold Greenberg backs 26 projects in latest round

Among the headline projects earning funding is the second draft of the Canadian-British co-production The Outlander by Esta Spalding, and Miriam Toews’ novel The Flying Troutmans.