Adam Benzine

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Peter Wintonick passes away at 60

The documentary industry is grieving the loss of Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick (pictured), who passed away this morning (Nov. 18) in Montreal.

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Food Network Canada’s Weirdest Restaurants sells abroad

Beyond Distribution has sold the second series of World’s Weirdest Restaurants, a cuisine travel show hosted by Bob Blumer, into Asia and Latin America.

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Essential 11 names O’Neill unscripted development VP

Michael O’Neill (pictured) has been appointed to the newly expanded role of VP of unscripted development, effective immediately.


BCON13: The New York wrap

Delegates from across the branded entertainment and television landscape converged on Convene in New York this week, to discuss trends and trade tips at BCON Expo.

Copied from Realscreen - Spencer Baim (left) and Robert Friedman at the BCON Expo in New York, October 2013.  Photo: Dwayne Hill

BCON13: Vice eyes expansion to India, Russia

Vice Media is looking to open offices in India and Russia following its US$70 million deal with 21st Century Fox, chief strategic officer Spencer Baim (pictured, left) told delegates at the BCON Expo in New York Wednesday.


Sarah Polley’s Stories earns IDA nod

The film, an investigation into Polley’s complicated family history, bowed at Venice in 2012, marking the beginning of a successful festival circuit run and favourable reviews internationally.

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Ariel, Arctic Defenders, Hi-Ho Mistahey! set for RIDM

The titles are among the Canadian docs in competition, as the full line-up is unveiled for the 16th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) (Hi-Ho Mistahey! pictured).


MIPCOM13: OTF, Blue Ant ink first-look deal

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has penned a five-year deal with Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence, covering distribution and pre-sales (OTF’s Wildest Arctic pictured).

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Cinephil hires former NFB exec Heather Wyer

Israeli distributor Cinephil is expanding its sales team by taking on Heather Wyer (pictured), the former head of international sales for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

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Greyson, Loubani freed after seven weeks in Cairo jail cell

Canadian filmmaker John Greyson (pictured) and doctor Tarek Loubani have been released from a Cairo jail cell, after being detained without charge for seven weeks in Egypt.

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Detention extended for Greyson, Loubani

Canadian filmmaker John Greyson (pictured) and doctor Tarek Loubani, who have been imprisoned in Egypt since Aug. 16, have had their detention extended for another 45 days, pending charges.

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TIFF13: Zweig remembers the ‘Funny’

A feature interview with filmmaker Alan Zweig (pictured), whose doc When Jews Were Funny was the surprise winner of the Best Canadian Feature prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.