PNP opens new HQ in Toronto

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The company's Vancouver base will cease operations at the end of August as the company moves to Toronto ahead of TIFF.

Distributor and prodco Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has launched its new headquarters in Toronto as it ceases its operations in Vancouver.

SVP Emily Alden and marketing coordinator Josh Hamelin will depart the company once the Vancouver office closes at the end of August. A representative of PNP confirmed to Playback Daily that the company will announce new hires soon.

PNP named former eOne exec Mark Slone as president in early 2019, who remained based in Toronto at the time of the appointment. The new HQ, which is located in Toronto’s Entertainment District, will allow PNP to consolidate its operations.

The company also announced its upcoming sales slate for the Toronto International Film Festival, including Canadian film Castle in the Ground, produced by Woods Entertainment and directed by Joey Klein (The Other Half). The film will have its world premiere in TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema program. PNP now holds the domestic rights.

PNP has also acquired the Canadian rights Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You (pictured), which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and will hold its North American premiere in TIFF’s Masters program. The film is set for a theatrical run in early 2020 to coincide with the U.S. release, distributed by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber.

Additional titles on PNP’s slate include the Winnipeg-shot feature The Parts You Lose, Them That Follow, and the documentaries Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters and Everybody’s Everything.

Image courtesy of PNP