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Deals: Portfolio, PNP, Radio-Canada

Portfolio inks a raft of international sales, Pacific Northwest Pictures nabs theatrical rights to a buzzy U.K. drama, plus more.

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CFC’s Comedy Exchange participants head to L.A.

Former Motive showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/director Jeremy Lalonde and producer Emily Alden will all pitch their flicks in California.

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Why PNP is getting to know what women want

The Vancouver-based distributor has high hopes for its newest acquisition, the Helen Hunt-directed Ride, one of several female-driven films the distributor has had on its recent roster.

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Coming Soon: October Gale

A look at the theatrical releasing strategy from Pacific Northwest Pictures for Ruba Nadda’s latest Patricia Clarkson-starrer.

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Cameras roll on The Legend of Barney Thomson

The Canada-U.K. copro marks veteran actor Robert Carlyle’s (pictured) movie directorial debut, which also stars Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

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Lindsey Hodgson promoted at Pacific Northwest Pictures

The new assignment comes as the indie distributor expands Le Week-End to 12 markets and opens Cas & Dylan this weekend. (Lindsey Hodgson pictured)

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Slamdance books Pat Kiely’s Three Night Stand

The romantic comedy about a married couple’s weekend away disrupted by the husband’s ex-girlfriend debuted at Whistler.

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Canadian filmmakers recall Cory Monteith as a down-to-earth, generous actor

Vancouver director Carl Bessai and Halifax writer-director Gia Milani talk to Playback about working with the Glee actor (pictured).

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Marc Seguin joins First Weekend Club board

The CMPA VP of policy joins Paul Gratton, who remains as chair of the board for another term, and recently appointed board members Emily Alden and Ingrid Veninger.