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Lifechanger

Justin McConnell’s Lifechanger rolls in T.O

The thriller, produced by the Broken Mile director and Avi Federgreen, will be distributed by Raven Banner in Canada.

The Messenger story

Deals: Super Channel, Raven Banner

Environmental documentary The Messenger gets picked up for U.K. theatrical release, plus more deals.

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Raven Banner pacts with 9 Light, Red Motion

The new production entity Hangar 18 Media aims to leverage the companies’ development, production and distribution businesses to create original content.

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Distributors’ TIFF-lists

Execs from eOne, Raven Banner and Elevation dish on what they’re looking for at this year’s fest.

The Wiggles

Deals: Corus, Raven Banner, Portfolio

Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse inks a wide-ranging deal with Australian Broadcasting Corporation for its preschool property The Wiggles, plus more.

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Unstable Ground, Federgreen Entertainment pact on Lifechanger

Raven Banner and Texas-based Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute the horror in Canada and the U.S. respectively, with production scheduled to begin in October.

The Evil In Us

Deals: Raven Banner, MK2, UFE, pUNK Films

Raven Banner sells Jason William Lee’s The Evil In Us to seven territories, including the U.S., MK2 l Mile End acquires Oscar-nominee Tanna, plus more.

CLoset Monster

Deals: Raven Banner, Rhombus Media, CraveTV

Raven Banner picks up Peter Ricq’s debut feature Dead Shack, Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster lands on Netflix in the U.S., plus more deals.

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Deals: A71, IndieCan, Blue Ant, Motion 58

Deals heat up at the Whistler Film Festival, Blue Ant sells more than 500 hours of content across Asia-Pacific, plus more from Raven Banner, Nelvana and Sinking Ship.

Private Eyes

Deals: eOne, Raven Banner, Corus

Private Eyes sets its sights abroad with a raft of international deals, Raven Banner acquires three Canadian features, plus more deals.

Against the Wild

Deals: Raven Banner, Bell Media, Radio-Canada, ATW 2

A TIFF pickup for Raven Banner, international sales for Canada/South Africa copro Against the Wild 2 (pictured), plus deals for Bell Media, CBC and more.

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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.