TIFF ’15: Hyena Road, Beeba Boys get gala premieres
The Canadian titles, from Paul Gross and Deepa Mehta, respectively, will have world premieres at the 2015 festival, along with Jon Cassar’s Forsaken.
Fairfax takes majority stake in Temple Street
Prem Watsa’s holding company is now a majority shareholder in the Toronto-based prodco, with staff and management staying on.
Coming Soon: Diamond Tongues
Filmmaker Pavan Moondi discusses the distribution strategy behind the upcoming release of dramatic comedy Diamond Tongues.
On Screen Manitoba lands $3.9M in government funding
The federal funding will go towards promoting Manitoba-based businesses regionally and internationally, as well as a new transmedia lab.
CRTC outlines new monitoring methods for kids content
Channels must use new audience markers to identify target audiences as the regulator aims to gather better data on how much kids content is on the airwaves.
10 To Watch: Charlotte Sullivan
One of the lead characters on Rookie Blue, greenlit for a second season just weeks after its debut, she’s also up for her turn as Marilyn Monroe in History Channel’s The Kennedys
10 To Watch: Missy Peregrym
There was a moment while playing Rookie Blue character Andy McNally when Missy Peregrym had to ask herself, “Why am I saying her lines in real life?”
10 To Watch: Amy Matysio
Just wrapped a stage run of one-woman play The Syringa Tree, earned a Canadian Comedy Award nod with her troupe General Fools and currently in development on her series inSAYSHAble, co-created with Minds Eye Entertainment for Citytv.
10 To Watch: Kyle Mac
Discovered on CBC’s Triple Sensation, Mac has landed guest spots on Flashpoint and Unnatural History as well as snagging a cast spot on Shaftesbury’s Baxter
10 To Watch: Adam Higgs
Writing professionally for two years, Higgs has snagged gigs with Marvel Comics, animated series and Republic of Doyle. Now he’s working on a slew of new film and TV projects.
10 To Watch: Jordan Gavaris
Recently snagged the leading role in Unnatural History, auditioned for the new Spider-Man film, The Social Network, and the new Taylor Lautner film Abduction.
10 To Watch: Ravida Din
Though a long-time employee of the National Film Board, Din has been delving more into the production side of the film world recently, with two major projects already under her belt.
10 To Watch: Julian Clarke
Garnered his first Academy Award nomination for editing District 9. Just wrapped The Whistleblower (named as a TIFF Special Presentation), and waiting for upcoming partnership with D9 writer/director Neill Blomkamp.
10 to Watch: Cole Bastedo and Matt Huether
This writing duo collectively spent years on Degrassi, along with other youth-oriented Canuck series, and are now in development with a number of prodcos and other industry folks for their own original projects.
10 To Watch: Adam Barken
Snagged a Canadian Screenwriting award for his work on season one of Flashpoint then landed writing gigs on Shattered and the red-hot Rookie Blue.