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IMAX filmmaker Toni Myers dies

Myers worked on 18 IMAX films during a 40-year career and was appointed to the Order of Canada earlier this month.

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IMAX inks ‘largest new theatre deal ever’ with Wanda

The company has extended its relationship with China’s Wanda Cinema Line Corporation.

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In brief: Yaffe’s diplomatic appointment, SOCAN buys Audiam

Phyllis Yaffe has a new government role to add to her impressive resume, enRoute Film Fest shorts named, SOCAN gets in the royalty-collection business, and more.

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IMAX makes major VR moves

IMAX will develop a cinema-grade VR camera with Google, and partner with StarVR headset company Starbreeze on VR exhibits.

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Deals: Toon Boom, Lionsgate, D360

Toon Boom links up with Guru on tech, Distribution 360 inks a deal for Ya Ya & Zouck (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Discovery, IMAX ink doc distribution deal

The partnership is the first time IMAX has signed a TV distribution agreement for original content.

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IMAX Q1 revenues jump, earnings fall

IMAX saw its box office from digitally re-mastered Hollywood titles surge in the first quarter of 2015, even as its earnings fell.

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Deals: IMAX, eOne, Cyber-Seniors, Industryworks

Saffron Cassaday’s doc Cyber-Seniors (pictured) secures deals with broadcast, digital and DVD distributors, while IMAX inks a releasing deal with Twentieth Century Fox for four films.

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A look through Netflix’s windowing strategy

Is Netflix really disrupting the film distribution model? Vuguru’s Larry Tanz and entertainment lawyers David B. Stern and Uri Fleming weigh in.

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Netflix takes on theater window with first day-and-date feature

The follow-up to Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will have its global premiere on Netflix and on select IMAX screens next summer.

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Deals: Seville, IMAX, eOne

Seville International picks up the rights to The Dark Horse, while the eOne-distributed series Halt and Catch Fire gets a season two greenlight.

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Deals: MCE, Blue Ice, IMAX, Proper Rights

Marina Cordoni Entertainment (MCE) will represent the distribution rights for Jordan Canning’s We Were Wolves (pictured), and other deals from this week.