Film

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Lifetime unwraps holiday films from Neshama, Brightlight

Neshama Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment are attached to titles such as Christmas Ever After and The Christmas Set Up, while Brightlight Pictures is set to produce A Sugar & Spice Holiday.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for July 24 to 30, 2020

Target Number One continues to lead, while My Spy lands at #2 and Trolls World Tour claims the #3 spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for July 24 to 30, 2020

Target Number One comes out on top, followed by 14 Jours, 12 Nuits at #2 and It Must Be Heaven at #3.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Boat Rocker, Portfolio

Northern Banner Releasing’s latest pick up, broadcasters score The Next Step and Portfolio Entertainment’s new content partnerships.

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How the pandemic accelerated Incendo’s copro strategy

A strong producing partner in New Zealand and Quebec’s insurance solution for producers has helped the Montreal company launch its eight-film slate for 2020.

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Ontario loosens gathering restrictions on movie theatres

Cineplex and Landmark will reopen operations in Ontario starting today after the Ministry of Health approved an exception for indoor public gatherings in movie theatres.

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Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian, Trickster selected for TIFF 2020

The festival unveiled its 50 feature picks, with films from Tracey Deer, Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt and two projects from Michelle Latimer in the mix.

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OutACTRAto releases Working with Queer Performers guideline doc

The best-practices document aims to break down barriers and initiate a shift in how screenwriters, agents, casting directors, directors and producers treat queer performers.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films plucks From the Vine

The company has acquired the U.S. rights to director Sean Cisterna’s feature starring Joe Pantoliano.

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Bill amendment paves way for large number of prodcos to claim CEWS

The amendment to Bill C-20, which rectifies a minor administrative issue that caused major problems, comes after months of behind-the-scenes advocacy work from the CMPA.

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Inside Out goes virtual for October festival

The LGBTQ film festival will combine its Toronto and Ottawa festivals for an Ontario-wide digital event, with programming that includes features and shorts.

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Pieces of a Woman to world premiere in Venice

The drama, produced by BRON Studios division Little Lamb Productions, will compete in the festival’s main competition, while a Canadian copro joins the Horizons lineup.