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Deals: Thunderbird, Mongrel, Starfield, Super Channel

Thunderbird inks a U.S. theatrical deal with Dark Star Pictures for the Thomas Middleditch-starring comedy feature Entanglement, plus more deals.

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Charlotte Mickie lands at Celluloid Dreams

Following her departure from Mongrel International in June, Mickie is taking a VP role at the Paris-based distribution outfit where she worked more than a decade ago.

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Mongrel picks up Mobile Homes

The Canada/France copro will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight program.

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Maudie crosses the $1 million mark

The Canada/Ireland copro will expand to 82 screens across Canada this weekend.

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Mongrel expands Maudie release

A solid opening and a line around the block at its Halifax premiere prompted a wider Atlantic Canada release of the Canada/Ireland copro.

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Mongrel sends Maudie to Europe, Asia, Middle East

The Canada/Ireland coproduction was picked up by distributors including Germany’s NFP and Japan’s Shochiku.

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TIFF looks to preserve pre-digital movie materials

Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler and eOne/Les Films Seville were among those to donate more than 1,400 film prints to the Toronto festival’s archives.

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Terrance Odette’s Fall picked up for U.S. distribution

The film will get a theatrical release in the U.S. in winter 2016.

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Deals: Quebecor Content, Discovery, Mongrel

Discovery Canada has acquired the broadcast rights to Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

Photo credit: Erin Simkin

Mongrel Media acquires Gridlocked

The indie distributor has picked up the Canadian rights to Allan Ungar’s tribute to ’80s buddy-cop films.

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How Natasha got Bill Marks to turn arthouse

Playback caught up with Marks (pictured) at Whistler about finding an audience for the English- and Russian-language feature from David Bezmozgis.

Photo: atomicjeep, Flickr Creative Commons

WFF ’15: The death of mid-level box office and Canadian copro wins

A roundup of some of the highlights from the Whistler Film Festival industry conference, including a look at the year in Canadian film and surprising misses at the box office.