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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.

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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)

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Cronenberg on Antiviral’s evolution

The young director’s feature debut will bow at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m.

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Playback Breakout Award 2012: Sarah Gadon

A 10 to Watch list member from 2011, Gadon has had a laudable year, including shooting TV series World Without End and Denis Villeneuve’s An Enemy.

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IFC Midnight picks up U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral

The deal follows Cronenberg’s debut feature bowing in Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.