Northern Banner

Black Cop movie

Northern Banner picks up Cory Bowles’ Black Cop

The acquisition comes two months after Samuel Goldwyn Films took the U.S. distribution rights to the psychological drama.

The Detail

Deals: eOne, Al Jazeera English, Northern Banner

The Detail and Designated head to the U.K.’s Channel 5, Min Sook Lee’s Migrant Dreams sells to Al Jazeera, plus more.

Gospel According to Andre

Deals: PNP forges a new partnership with Magnolia

In addition, Toronto’s LevelFilm has boarded the Norway/Canada coproduction The Northwoods and Northern Banner has nabbed Canadian rights to Mouly Surya’s latest.


How Northern Banner is building buzz for Blood Honey

With a stunt featuring a face full of live bees, the distributor hopes to nab a Guinness World Record and a swarm of viewers for Jeff Kopas’ latest.

Photo: atomicjeep, Flickr Creative Commons

TIFF ’16: Distributors assess the market

Films for rabid fans, smart indie writing and wide commercial releases: Canadian distributors discuss what they’re still hunting for in Toronto.

Mel Gibson film Hacksaw Ridge

Deals: PNP, Gearshift, Elevation, Blue Ice Docs

Canadian distributors get their A games on for fall with a raft of acquisition announcements.


Deals: D Films, United Front, Arcana

United Front Entertainment secures a deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, plus more deals of the week.


Northern Banner picks up The Lakehouse

The debut feature from writing partners Nicola Sammeroff and Jon E. Cohen will begin production in September.

Anne of Green Gables pic

Deals: Breakthrough, LevelFILM, Northern Banner

Breakthrough’s Anne MOW (pictured) secures a broadcast deal in Germany, plus more deals of the week.


Why Northern Banner made Borealis its first acquisition

The Sean Garrity-directed feature, which opens today in Toronto, was a bid to branch away from parent company Raven’s horror focus.

Date With Miss Fortune

Using cultural connections to boost Miss Fortune’s luck

How Northern Banner is aiming to emulate the marketing strategy behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding to promote A Date with Miss Fortune.

How to Plan Orgy

Northern Banner acquires How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

The Jeremy Lalonde comedy had its British Columbia premiere at the Whistler Film Festival Thursday.