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Jean-Marc Vallee, Handmaid’s Tale win Emmys

The Montreal filmmaker took home an award for Big Little Lies, while Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale was a big winner of the night, setting a new benchmark for streaming services.

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Canadians nab Emmy noms

Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallee received a nod for his work on Big Little Lies, while Vikings and Alberta-shot Fargo are also up for trophies.

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Jean Marc Vallee’s Demolition sells out worldwide

VVS Films has picked up the Canadian rights, Fox Searchlight has the U.S. and other international territory rights after dealmaking by CAA and Sierra/Affinity.

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Jean-Marc Vallee to direct Janis Joplin biopic

The U.S. project Get It While You Can reunites the Canadian director with the creative team behind Dallas Buyers Club.

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Radio-Canada’s Louise Lantagne to join Attraction

The TV head at the French language pubcaster is to join the major Quebec film and TV producer Attraction Images.

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Demolition lands Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts as leads

The U.S. picture is the latest from Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallee, who is screening his Reese Witherspoon-starrer Wild in Toronto this week.


TIFF ’14: Jean-Marc Vallee plans return to French-language films

“…I have a few U.S. films back-to-back and then I’ll do my French Canadian project after that,” the Dallas Buyers Club and Wild director told Playback Daily.

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Xavier Dolan’s Mommy to screen in Telluride

The Cannes Jury Award co-winner is the lone Canadian film to screen in Utah before shifting to TIFF as a “Toronto” premiere.


Oscars 2014: Dallas Buyers Club earns three trophies

Jean-Marc Vallee’s HIV drama grabbed acting nods for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, while Montreal director Malcolm Clarke saw his project win best doc short.


Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club grabs slew of Oscar noms

There’s a best picture nod, while leads Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto contend in acting categories. In the doc category, Stories We Tell misses the cut.


Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club opens strong in U.S. market

Focus Features reports the drama did better stateside on a per-screen average than in Canada, where the film opened on three screens in Toronto and Montreal.


TIFF13: Sobol, McKellar, Chechik films to get gala treatment

Director and CEO Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey also on Tuesday morning announced the festival’s opening and closing galas.