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Mining CanLit for the next hit

From Playback magazine: With more book-optioning on the horizon thanks to a CRTC pilot project, stakeholders weigh in on the do’s and don’ts of bringing published works to the screen.

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Joey Klein debut feature set for summer shoot

Canadian indie The Other Half has lined up leading Canadian ladies Suzanne Clement and Tatiana Maslany to star. (Clement pictured.)

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Alan Gilsenan’s indie Unless starts shooting in Toronto

The Canada-Ireland coproduction, which brings Carol Shields’ last novel to the big screen, stars Catherine Keener, Matt Craven and Hannah Gross.

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B.C., Manitoba may benefit as Ontario tax credits face possible trim

The industry is lobbying the Ontario finance ministry as tax incentives come under scrutiny.

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Canadian film and TV has a new star: a plunging loonie

With the Canadian dollar plunging in value, industry players expect a strong year for Canadian film and TV production.

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How do you sell Canada to Hollywood as loonie plunges?

Talk tax credit stability and talent, not as much about currency, local players tell Playback Daily.

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Hot Docs to spotlight documentaries from India

The Made In program spotlight comes as Hot Docs’ Chris McDonald and 14 indie producers head to India as part of a trade mission this month.

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How agile digital producers innovate with non-official coproductions

Canadians, no strangers to the coproduction, are urged via a new industry guide to collaborate with foreign projects on interactive digital media content.

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Cameras roll on Alain Desrochers’ ESC in Sudbury

The Molly Parker-starrer will be released in Canada by Suki Releasing. (Parker pictured)

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Ontario’s total 2013 production spend slips: report

Gains in animation and local movie production in Ontario failed to offset drops in U.S. film and TV budgets, causing a decline in overall production activity.