In Brief: Alias Grace gets Gadon, date set for Canada in a Day
Sarah Gadon (pictured) has signed on to topline Alias Grace, Bell Media reveals the filming date for Canada in a Day, plus more news from the week.
ACTRA Toronto reveals award nominees
Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany (pictured) and Hyena Road‘s Rossif Sutherland are among those nominated for the 2016 ACTRA Awards.
Deals: CTV, PNP, Super Channel, Valnet
Super Channel has acquired J.J. Abrams-produced series 11.22.63 (pictured), starring Sarah Gadon, plus more deals.
Sarah Gadon wins ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence
Previous recipients of the distinction include Tantoo Cardinal and Rick Mercer.
Sarah Gadon on going behind the camera
Playback catches up with Gadon to talk about her directorial debut in the premiere episode of Reelside. (Gadon, right, and Caitlin Cronenberg pictured.)
Focus World acquires Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars
The Focus Features division has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the eOne and Prospero Pictures film ahead of TIFF.
Cameras roll on The Girl King
Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki’s film about Queen Kristina of Sweden, co-produced by Galafilm and Triptych Media, has financing from Telefilm Canada, SODEC and the OMDC. (Actors Malin Buska and Sarah Gadon pictured)
Telefilm, Maison Birks to honour Louise Archambault, Sarah Polley, Alison Pill
In all, 10 Canadian directors and actors will be recognized as part of the inaugural Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film on Sept. 11 (Louise Archambault pictured).
Maps to the Stars begins production
The David Cronenberg-directed thriller about the culture of celebrity obsession will shoot through August in Toronto and L.A. (Cronenberg pictured).
eOne, Prospero co-financing Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars
eOne will handle worldwide sales and distribution to the upcoming thriller, to be produced by Martin Katz’s prodco with SBS Productions’ Said Ben Said (Cronenberg pictured).
Sarah Gadon named WIFT-T’s international Crystal Award winner
Jeanne Beker will host the Dec. 4 awards gala, where Cosmopolis actor Gadon (pictured) will be recognized for her body of work in Canada and abroad.
Industry unites in celebration of talent at Playback Hall of Fame
Media and entertainment industry vets, including Atom Egoyan and Sarah Polley (pictured), and up-and-comers came together for the annual celebration Friday.