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CBC sets premiere for Alias Grace

Sarah Polley’s small-screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel will bow on the pubcaster and Netflix this fall.

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Sarah Polley eyes next project

With Alias Grace in post-production, the filmmaker has optioned a novel by Toronto-based author Zoe Whittall.

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Taking Alias Grace from page to screen

With production just wrapped on the six-part miniseries, Noreen Halpern talks pitching Netflix, mammoth crews and top-to-bottom Canadian productions.

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In Brief: Maudie to open VIFF, Mongrel’s home-ent hire

Production is underway in Ontario on the six-part miniseries, L.A.’s mayor wants to bolster VFX credits, plus more news.

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In Brief: Canadians kids shows earn int’l awards

Canadian kids shows shine at the TCA and Cablefax awards and other news briefs of the week.

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CBC, Netflix commission Alias Grace

The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same name will be produced by Sarah Polley (pictured) and Halfire Entertainment.

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CMF distributes $5M across 17 projects

Docs about boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, explorer Jeff Fuchs and mermaids are among 17 docs to receive support from the Canada Media Fund.

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CFC, NFB relaunch Creative Doc Lab

The documentary program, which has supported films such as Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley (pictured), will begin its third installment in September.

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Khan nets another $25K for domestic violence doc

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is the latest investor after an initial Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (A Better Man pictured).

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Who got their films off the ground via Indiegogo in 2014?

Ann Marie Fleming, Attiya Khan and Jeremy Lalonde surpassed their fund-raising goals to get their film projects out of the starting blocks. (Khan doc A Better Man pictured)

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Sarah Polley, Feist back doc on violence against women

Attiya Khan has launched a crowdfunding campaign for A Better Man, which is inspired by her own experiences.

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Stories We Tell wins at WGAs

Sarah Polley’s first feature-length documentary is awarded the doc screenplay prize by the Writers Guild of America.