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Alyson Richards, Lauren Grant embark on The Retreat

Pat Mills (Don’t Talk to Irene) is set to direct the thriller starring Tommie-Amber Pirie (Bitten, pictured) and Sarah Allen (The Expanse).

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LevelFILM picks up Canadian rights to Wendy Morgan drama

The untitled feature, produced by Clique Pictures and Violator Films, went into production this week and stars Colm Feore and Kelly McCormack (pictured).

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Riot Girls gets rolling

The post-apocalyptic thriller from XX director Jovanka Vuckovic is shooting in cities around Ontario.

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Clique, Violator join forces for Sugar Daddy

The two Canadian prodcos have tapped well-known music video director Wendy Morgan (pictured) to direct the feature, currently in development.

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Five projects named to WIFT-T’s development incubator

Among the five features selected for the intensive course is The Art of Being Busy from Chris Ross, Lauren Corber and Lauren Grant (pictured).

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Clique Pictures, Aberrant Pictures option The Western Light

Mackenzie Donaldson, Hannah Cheesman and Lauren Grant have teamed up to produce a feature film based on the Susan Swan novel.

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Building a filmmaker brand and digi distribution: TIFF Industry Day

As part of TIFF’s Top Ten Film Festival, filmmakers and industry execs gathered at the Lightbox in Toronto to discuss issues and trends affecting indie filmmakers today.

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Lindsay Mackay film to pilot Pinewood filmmaker initiative

The director’s coming-of-age drama is the first to shoot on a sound stage at Pinewood after tapping financing from the OMDC Film Fund.

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Blog: Maximizing face time at the Cannes market

Picture Day producer Lauren Grant (pictured) discusses prepping for meetings with international producers and doc sales agents at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Jeremy Ball debuts Frost at TIFF

The B.C. filmmaker (pictured) tells Playback how an Arctic snowscape was created on a soundstage with green screen techniques and visual effects.

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How Picture Day made it to the TIFF screen

Producer Lauren Grant tells Playback that screenwriter-turned-director Kate Melville shot sample shots with her cast and DOP to show funders she knew her way around a movie camera.