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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.


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.

Fall Terrance Oddete

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

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


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.


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.


Deals: Mongrel, eOne, Lionsgate, Nelvana

Mongrel Media takes the Canadian rights to Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next (pictured), plus more deals of the week.


Production underway in Newfoundland on Maudie

The Canada/Ireland copro, which will be distributed by Mongrel Media, stars Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins (pictured right). (Director Aisling Walsh pictured left.)

Beeba Boys

Coming Soon: Beeba Boys

On the film’s opening day, Mongrel Media’s Tom Alexander shares the distribution strategy for Deepa Metha’s wide-release gangster film Beeba Boys.


TIFF ’15: Making Mongrel House a film-festival home

How Mongrel Media turned Toronto’s Campbell House Museum into a week-long TIFF party, hosting seven events in seven nights.