Matt Sylvain

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Weekly roundup: Award news

This Friday’s news includes Rufus actor Rory J. Saper snagging a prize in the Las Vegas film fest, and the winners at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (award winner Real Gangsters pictured).

DGC Awards nominees unveiled

Top contenders in the various film and TV categories include Still Mine (pictured), Rebelle, Flashpoint and Heartland.

No Heart Feelings gets multiplatform release

The indie feature, which first had a domestic theatre run in 2010, is being released on iTunes and south of the border on the inDemand VOD service.

Weekly roundup: Festival screenings and industry pitch competitions

This Friday’s news includes details on The Immigrant (pictured) and My Father and the Man in Black securing festival screenings in the U.S. as well as the names of pitchers at the JFL ComedyPRO conference in Montreal.

Canucks invited to join U.S. Academy

Multiple Canadians have been invited to join the organization that hands out the Oscar Awards.

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles buy Trailer Park Boys IP

The purchase includes all prior TV series, specials and the first two feature films but excludes the yet-to-be-released third feature.

Screen content-makers among new Order of Canada appointments

The list of 74 new appointees includes seven from the screen production sector, including Paul Gross, Deepa Mehta and Lea Pool.

Ole buys part of Sony Pictures’ film, TV music catalogue

The deal covers the period 1993 and 2012, and includes shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Breaking Bad and films Legends of the Fall and Hotel Transylvania (pictured).

Weekly roundup: Pitch contests, awards and premieres

This Friday’s news briefs include premiere details for Muse and Parallel’s half-hour animated comedy series Bounty Hunters (pictured), which is executive produced by Jeff Foxworthy

Five web series get second seasons thanks to IPF

A total of 14 projects are splitting $1.6 million, the Independent Production Fund said Thursday.

RTL Group buys 51% stake in BroadbandTV

RTL Group, which owns FremantleMedia, has invested $36.7 million in the Vancouver-based company founded and led by CEO Shahrzad Rafati (pictured) as part of an expansion of its digital distribution plan.

CMF names Alain Cousineau board chairman

As well, industry veteran Chris Frank has been appointed to the board as Cousineau (pictured) replaces outgoing chairman Louis Roquet.