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TIFF13: Fewer docs for sale as deals done earlier

Midway, The Dog and Beyond the Edge are among the hot doc titles being circled by buyers at this year’s TIFF, according to docs programmer Thom Powers (pictured).

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TIFF13: Toronto adds last-minute Salinger screening

The Toronto International Film Festival has added a last-minute screening of Shane Salerno’s anticipated feature doc Salinger (pictured) to its schedule.

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TIFF13: Vimeo lures filmmakers with $10,000 advance offer

The partnership with TIFF will see the VoD site offering festival films, like Michael Dowse’s The F Word and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, a $10,000 (U.S.) advance in return for their first digital window.

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Discovery launches $500,000 global development fund

Discovery Channel U.S. and Discovery Networks International are teaming to launch the Global Landmark Development Fund, designed to back “ground-breaking epic series and landmark events.” (Pictured: North America)

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Canadian doc-maker Greyson arrested in Egypt

Toronto-based documentary maker John Greyson (pictured) has been arrested in Egypt, according to reports.

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TIFF13: Doc Conference nabs Jarecki, Gibney, Al Jazeera America

Doc-maker Andrew Jarecki is to keynote TIFF’s 2013 Doc Conference, with a promise to share never-before-seen footage that will shed new light on his long-controversial classic Capturing the Friedmans (pictured).

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Time magazine launches docs unit

Red Border Films, named after Time magazine’s iconic red border, will create “deeply reported original films by award-winning filmmakers,” launching one short doc a month online.

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Discovery Canada gets set to Shred!

Discovery Canada is lining up a reality show (pictured) about the world of industrial shredders, commissioning Toronto’s Yap Films to make a 13-part series, featuring “shred whisperer” Lee Sage.

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New roles for McDonald, Hendrie at Hot Docs

Hot Docs’ long-serving exec director Chris McDonald (pictured) is to take on the newly created position of president within the organization, in a move that sees Brett Hendrie given control of the Toronto festival.

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DOC report paints bleak view for Canadian documentary

Canadian documentary production is facing its steepest decline in volume in almost a decade, according to a report from The Documentary Organization of Canada.

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Crowdfunding 101: Inocente

Ahead of the STREAM conference, which kicks off in Santa Monica on Monday, we profile a trio of filmmakers who successfully raised funding via Kickstarter, starting with the directors (pictured) behind the Oscar-winning doc Inocente.

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RIDM to honour Marcel Ophuls

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is to honour the 85-year-old Franco-German director (pictured) with a major retrospective and a public discussion at this November’s event.