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Home entertainment is sweet for Against the Wild franchise

Director Richard Boddington (pictured) on why the direct-to-DVD model has worked well for his family-orientated Against the Wild series.

The Witch

Scythia Films copro The Witch sells to A24 at Sundance

Playback‘s Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus talks to Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films about The Witch (pictured), coproduced with NY-based Parts and Labor.


Raven Banner boards Portal to Hell

The indie distributor will handle the Canadian and international sales of the feature version of the film, which will first be shot as a short starring Roddy Piper (pictured).


Film festival markets: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

From Playback magazine: Indie distributors weigh in on the role festivals play in their b2b sales strategies today.

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Raven Banner takes int’l rights to WolfCop

The genre producer/distributor is heading to the Cannes market this May with the inaugural feature film from the CineCoup film accelerator.

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Deals: Raven Banner, Portfolio, Tricon, Nerd Corps

Raven Banner picks up the Canadian distribution rights to Turbo Kid and In The Blood, while Nerd Corps secures new broadcast deals for Endangered Species (pictured).

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Deals: Distribution360, DHX, Nelvana, Raven Banner

Ahead of NATPE, Canadian distributors announce new sales and slates while Raven Banner locks down a deal for supernatural thriller June.

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Playback’s Indie Distributor of the Year: Raven Banner

What does this Toronto-based distributor love more than gore? Watching its genre-focused business strategy succeed.

The Station

Raven Banner takes The Station horror thriller for Canada

In other Toronto market news, D Films acquired Shira Piven’s comedy Welcome to Me, and Vagrant Films Releasing acquired the domestic rights to the Norwegian drama It’s Only Make Believe. (Pictured: The Station)


Raven Banner options Wesley King YA novels

The genre movie distributor plans possible TV treatment for The Vindico and its sequel The Feros (author King pictured).