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Production begins in Toronto on Acquainted

The feature, directed by Natty Zavitz, is the first project from Giacomo Gianniotti (pictured) and Jonathan Keltz’s prodco, Fired Up Studios.

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Baseballissimo adds new director

The long-gestating project from writers Jay Baruchel and Jesse Chabot is produced by A71 and Gefilter Productions.

My Enemy My Brother

A71 picks up My Enemy, My Brother

The feature-length documentary, directed by Ann Shin, is set to make its world premiere tomorrow in the Canadian Spectrum program at Hot Docs.

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The anatomy of a Netflix deal

It seems everyone wants to sign with the SVOD. But how to do it? And what does it mean? We break down how people are scoring deals with the platform.

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A71 sells three features into the U.S.

The Toronto distributor has widened the remit of its business, acquiring the rights to three Canadian flicks, including My Ex Ex, and selling them south of the border.

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Joey Klein debut feature set for summer shoot

Canadian indie The Other Half has lined up leading Canadian ladies Suzanne Clement and Tatiana Maslany to star. (Clement pictured.)

Murray Foster

A71 takes Canadian rights to the Cocksure Lads Movie

The acquisition came as Murray Foster’s musical comedy opened the Canadian Film Festival in Toronto. (Foster pictured.)

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Coming Soon: The Valley Below

A71 Entertainment on the distribution strategy for The Valley Below, the first feature to be released via the Canadian Indie Film Series initiative.

In her Place

Coming Soon: In Her Place

How A71 Entertainment plans to build off awards buzz to help promote the theatrical run of In Her Place.

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Hot Docs to spotlight documentaries from India

The Made In program spotlight comes as Hot Docs’ Chris McDonald and 14 indie producers head to India as part of a trade mission this month.

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Audrey Cummings’ Berkshire County wins top prize at Shriekfest

The debut feature the Canadian director marks the first time a film from a female director has won the Grand Jury Prize in the horror festival’s 14-year history. (Cummings pictured)

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Film festival markets: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

From Playback magazine: Indie distributors weigh in on the role festivals play in their b2b sales strategies today.