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Scythia Films’ Percy underway in Winnipeg

Mongrel Media has picked up Canadian rights to the drama starring Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci.

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Productivity Media inks first-look pact with Liquid Media Group

The deal between the two companies calls for an annual production spend of at least $50 million.

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Robert Budreau’s Stockholm set to shoot in Canada, Sweden

Produced by Darius Films, Lumanity Productions and JoBro Productions, Sierra/Affinity will begin shopping the copro at the European Film Market.

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Can a computer write the next indie hit?

Algorithm-generated storytelling: the pros and cons of taking some of the risk out of filmmaking.

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Could augmented intelligence transform the film, TV industry?

Impossible Things, a screenplay co-written using a computer algorithm, is scheduled to go into production in Canada early next year.

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In Brief: NSI’s online short film fest winners, McKellar’s latest honour

In news of the week: Productivity Media’s latest financing deal, Just For Laughs names its ‘pitchers’ and ACTRA promotes one. (Don McKellar pictured.)

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Cameras roll in Sudbury on Chet Baker biopic

The Ethan Hawke-starrer is written and directed by Robert Budreau.