Patricia Bailey

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Johns readies Dolly film

Mongrel Media will distribute the Prairie coming-of-age story from rookie Montreal director

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Off with his head?

I was alarmed when SODEC head François Macerola said he’d back a Quebec version of Avatar with as much enthusiasm as a film by Cannes prize-winner Xavier Dolan. (Does the world need another Avatar, I thought, or worse, a French-language copy of it? A vision of joual-speaking blue and white Na’vi swinging to the beat of a Céline Dion song sent a shiver down my spine.)

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Montreal bounces back

The service sector is booming in Quebec this year, with production spending already at $210 million, nearly double what it was for the entire year in 2009, says the province’s film commissioner Hans Fraikin.

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Auteurs line up against Macerola

Villeneuve, Falardeau and Dolan among 300 filmmakers at odds with SODEC boss over move towards commercial films

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CMF boss fails to impress in Quebec

‘We really didn’t learn much,’ says APFTQ head after Louis Roquet reaches out to producers

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Chalifour settles in at AQTIS

New union boss wants to promote Quebec copros with other provinces and countries. Conflict with IATSE still an issue

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Montreal bounces back

Service work way up as labor peace and all-spend tax break work their magic. ‘Now we are reaping the benefits,’ says official

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Writers rally behind Robinson

As Cinar appeals last year’s $5.2 million plagiarism ruling, colleagues turn to the public for help with the embattled animator’s court costs

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Trogi film headed to U.S.

Subtitled version of 1981 picked up by Film Movement

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Living room rollout

At the very moment Jacob Tierney’s award-winning comedy The Trotsky will have its U.S. premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, VOD subscribers across the U.S. will be able to watch the Montreal-made flick from their armchairs.

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Macerola looks to curb SODEC spending

New head of Quebec funder and self-described cheapskate distances self from predecessor. Looks to back more commercial films

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Dolan blasts funding system

Prodigy takes aim at ‘mercantile’ process upon winning best film and screenplay at the Prix Jutra. Five wins for Polytechnique