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Continuing Rob Stewart’s legacy beyond the Sharkwater trilogy

The filmmaker’s parents discuss plans to bring more Sharkwater stories to screen, and continuing the legacy their son built during his extraordinary life.

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In brief: NBCUniversal’s Hayu launches in Canada

Plus: eOne adds a new VP of development and signs a first-look deal, VIFF creates an award in Rob Stewart’s name, and more.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.5M across 18 docs

Sharkwater: Extinction, the follow up to the late Rob Stewart’s 2006 documentary, was among the projects to receive funding.

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Remembering documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart

After a three-day search, the body of the Sharkwater director was found Friday.

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Search continues for missing Sharkwater director

Environmental activist Rob Stewart has been missing since Tuesday afternoon.

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Remstar, D Films add U.S. dramas to distribution slates

Remstar picks up star-studded thrillers Parkland and Dark Places, while D Films brings in The Attack (pictured).

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Rob Stewart’s Revolution plants trees for promotion

Shaw Media and NBCUniversal Canada joined the marketing for the Canadian documentary that saw a young sapling planted for every ticket sold on the opening weekend.

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Telefilm Canada taps Canadian talent for Cannes promotion

The actors, directors, producers and sales executives will be featured as part of the 10 Canadians to Watch at Cannes showcase on the Croissette.

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Telefilm, Rogers Group of Funds invest in seven docs

Projects from Harold Crooks, Rob Stewart and Thomas Burstyn are among the seven selected theatrical docs that will receive production or post-production coin.

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Indiecan Entertainment acquires Slaughter Nick for President

The documentary portrays Rob Stewart as an out-of-work Canadian actor who discovers via Facebook that he has been a media sensation in Serbia for two decades owing to a past role as a beach-bum detective in a cheesy Canadian drama.

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Round-up: Awards, returning series and production

Slaughter Nick for President (pictured) nabbed best doc at the Zagreb Film Festival, while TVO series The Water Brothers won a best newcomer prize at the Wildscreen Festival.

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Buxton’s Blackbird wins at VIFF

The Nova Scotia-based director’s feature took home the $10,000 prize for best Canadian feature, while Jesse James Miller’s Becoming Redwood was crowned most popular Canadian film.