The Movie Network

Brown Girl Begins

Deals: Deluxe Entertainment, TMN, Raven Banner

Deluxe Entertainment acquires VFX studio Atomic Fiction, The Movie Network picks up Sharon Lewis’ Brown Girl Begins, plus more.

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The Movie Network nabs LaLonde’s James Vs His Future Self

The film’s global sales agent AMP International also inked a raft of pre-sales in territories including China and Greece.

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Deals: Boat Rocker, TMN, Blue Ice, Kew Media

Boat Rocker Rights sells Bitz & Bob (pictured) abroad, Blue Ice Docs picks up Canadian rights to The Silence of Others, plus more.

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HGF distributes $111K through Shorts-to-Features program

Writer/director Carmine Pierre-Dufour’s Mahalia Melts in the Rain, produced by Colonelle Films, is among three projects to receive funding.

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CCI’s Undercover Grandpa set for stateside theatrical release

In Canada, the $10 million indie comedy is being released on VOD today and premieres this fall on Bell Media’s TMN.

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Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble

The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

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CraveTV’s new Showtime strategy

The Bell Media streamer will air series day-and-date with the U.S. broadcast, beginning with season three of The Affair next month.

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Deals: United Front, TMN, Tricon

United Front Entertainment (UFE) acquires Black Fawn Films-produced horror feature Bite (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Bell Media grows in Q1

Gains were attributed to subscriber growth as a result of CraveTV’s national rollout and the expansion of The Movie Network.

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Deals: Bell Media, Proper Rights, Odyssey, Cineplex

Proper Rights has acquired the global distribution rights to two Cream Productions docs, plus more deals of the week. (Cream’s Justice For MLK pictured.)

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What Bell Media’s new HBO partnership means for indies

Bell Media’s SVP of indie production Corrie Coe shares details on the new original programming program that sees a door open between Canadian producers and HBO in the U.S.

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Corus exiting pay TV, Bell Media taking TMN national

Bell Media has struck a deal with HBO to acquire all-platform rights to its programming in Canada and has announced an original production development program.