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The best film race: How the young pretenders became the contenders

Writer/director nominees for the coveted category weigh in on their process, how they pitched their film, and more.

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By the numbers: Canadian Screen Awards 2020

Every stat you need to need to know (and some you probably don’t) in the lead up to Canadian Screen Week.

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A Perfect Plan, Hazy Little Thing among CFF world premieres

Director Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban will open the 14th edition, while Steve Markle’s Shoot to Marry caps off the Toronto-based fest.

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Trio of in-development TV dramas advance to MIPTV finals

New projects from LoCo Motion Pictures, Sienna Films and Scythia Films were among 12 titles selected.

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ISO calls for greater Indigenous presence in Canada’s communications future

Column: Jesse Wente addresses the need for Indigenous storytelling and the recommendations put forth for the future of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Feb. 14 to 20, 2020

Mafia Inc cracks the top 10, while Sonic the Hedgehog and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey continue to lead.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Feb. 14 to 20, 2020

Mafia Inc claims the top spot, followed by The Song of Names at #2 and Botero at #3.

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Mongrel Media nabs Sean Garrity’s latest

Written, directed and produced by the My Awkward Sexual Adventure director, I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight will open this March.

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In brief: A new indie film streamer arrives in Canada

Plus: Sonic the Hedgehog rings up $37.5 million in B.C. production spend and Digital Dimension opens kids and animation-focused divisions.

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Hangar 18 gets to work on The Fight Machine

Produced under Raven Banner Entertainment’s joint venture with 9 Light Entertainment and Red Square Motion, the film sees Raven Banner’s Andrew T. Hunt direct.

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Deals: Ego Film Arts, Bell Media, Sinking Ship, OUTtv

Kino Lorber grabs the U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s Guest of Honour, Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana movie heads to Japan via a newly inked sub-distribution deal, plus more.

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Spin Master, Nickelodeon unleash PAW Patrol movie

The popular puppy property’s first animated feature will be distributed by Paramount Pictures in August 2021, and will be followed by multiple feature films from Spin Master.