Film

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Deals: CBC, 9 Story, Northern Banner

CBC licenses more than 100 episodes of kids content from 9 Story’s distribution portfolio, Telus Storyhive-backed Abracadavers lands international deals, and more.

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In brief: Unite Central heads to Berlin’s copro market

Plus: eOne clears the final regulatory hurdle in its Hasbro deal, Touchwood PR adds to its publicity team and Super Channel promotes Kimberley Ball.

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Canadian projects land world debuts at SXSW

Shudder docuseries Cursed Films from Toronto’s First Love Films and director Malcolm Ingram’s Clerk are among the select few headed to the Texas festival.

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A71 Entertainment acquires assets of D Films

The deal adds around 90 films to A71′s library as it looks to grow its distribution and production activities in 2020.

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Anne with an E, D.N.Ace lead ACTRA Toronto nominations

Both series earned four nominations apiece, while digital series Tokens made award history with two nominations, including for its ensemble.

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In brief: Canadian drama heads to Berlinale Series

Plus: James vs. His Future Self hits the festival track south of the border and the Harold Greenberg Fund reveals the inaugural recipients of its Territories Shorts Program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 3 to 9, 2020

Director Louise Archambault’s Merci pour tout cracks the list, while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker takes the top spot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Jan. 3 to 9, 2020

Merci pour tout continues to lead the list, followed by The Song of Names at #2 and Antigone at #3.

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Brotherhood among Canadian 2020 Oscar nominees

The Tunisia/Canada copro is up for Live Action Short, while Toronto filmmaker Sami Khan’s short doc St. Louis Superman also picked up a nomination.

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‘The Body Remembers’ wins TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

Deragh Campbell was also awarded the association’s $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist.

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Deals: Northern Banner Releasing, Bell Media, Super Channel

Steve Markle’s rom-com-doc Shoot to Marry gets Canadian distribution, TSN and RDS hold onto another decade of the World Juniors and Super Channel lands Florida Girls.

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Jennifer Holness, Lauren Corber among 50 chosen for BANFF Spark

The program, supported by the Government of Canada and the Banff World Media Festival, gives training, mentorship and networking opportunites to female entrepreneurs.