First Generation Films

Podcasting

CBC puts five podcasts into TV development

First Generation Films, Sienna Films and 3Arts Entertainment are among the prodcos adapting original CBC podcasts for the screen.

American Woman

Semi Chellas’ American Woman heads to Tribeca

The Canadian feature, produced by First Generation Films and Elevation Pictures, makes its world premiere in the festival’s Spotlight Narrative program.

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Julie Di Cresce joins the Whistler Film Festival

The former HBO and Super Channel exec will oversee all industry, project development and talent programs for the fest and its summit.

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Patricia Rozema goes back to producing roots with Mouthpiece

Through her Crucial Things banner, the filmmaker teamed up with First Generation Films to produce her latest feature project.

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Breaking Barriers backs projects from Patricia Rozema, Rama Rau

Produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films, Rozema’s latest feature Mouthpiece is based on the stage play by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken.

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First Generation adapting Scaachi Koul essay collection for TV

The Toronto prodco has optioned the rights to One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter, tapping Koul to pen the small-screen version.

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Mackenzie Lush departs eOne for First Generation Films

The new VP of development and production for scripted TV at the Toronto-based prodco takes over the role from Julie Di Cresce.

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Elevation Pictures launches production arm

First Generation Films’ founder Christina Piovesan (pictured) has partnered with the Toronto distributor on the new division.

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First Generation Films underway on romantic drama Paper Year

Cameras roll in Toronto and L.A. as Myriad Pictures prepares to shop the feature film at the American Film Market.

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The 2016 New Establishment: First Generation Films

From Playback magazine: A focus on IP development, diverse financing and multiple platforms has seen Christina Piovesan’s indie film prodco transform into a viable business.

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First Gen Films, Phi ink partnership

The Toronto prodco and Montreal multidisciplinary organization will work to develop and coproduce films. (First Gen’s Christina Piovesan pictured.)

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CBC greenlights new web series Coming In

The series is produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films. (Series creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey pictured.)