Film

Astonishing Tales Of Terror - Still 5

Deals: Beyond Rights, Black Fawn, Netflix Canada, Amazon Freevee

Beyond Rights sells Canadian unscripted series at home and abroad, Toronto’s Black Fawn Distribution brings Astonishing Tales of Terror to home video, Netflix’s latest Cancon additions, plus more.

doctor-strange-2-01

Cineplex Q2 revenue boosted by summer blockbusters

The Canadian theatre chain reported its highest revenue increase since the pandemic, thanks to box office successes such as Top Gun: Maverick and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

CBC - Sort Of

CBC’s Sort Of tops DGC Awards TV nominations

The Porter, Yellowjackets and Transplant also earned nominations for the DGC Awards.

59_emyre_060

Confessions passes $1 million box office milestone

Directed by and starring Luc Picard, the drama crossed the hurdle following its third weekend in Quebec theatres.

Jordan Johnson-Hides

Shane Belcourt’s Warrior Strong goes to action in Northern Ontario

L.A.-based Quiver Distribution has acquired global rights to the film and plans to secure international sales at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

buffy-saint-marie-01

TIFF adds more Canadian titles, including Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Other newly announced homegrown features include an NFB doc on Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq and Marie Clements’ feature Bones of Crows.

diggstown-cbc-01

CMF allocates $10.7M via Pilot Program for Racialized Communities

Hungry Eyes Media’s feature 40 Acres and season four of Diggstown are among the 19 projects to receive production support.

Collage Maker-10-Aug-2022-10.52-AM

micro_scope acquires rights to Alain Farah novel

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Philippe Falardeau is set to direct and write the screenplay in collaboration with Farah.

mama no himitsu

Metafilms feature doc launches production in Japan

Mama no himitsu marks the feature directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Laurence Lévesque.

Photo Credit-Rekha Garton and Marcel Zyskind

Mary Harron’s Dalíland to world premiere as TIFF’s closing gala

Canadian filmmaker Mary Harron returns to the festival after her limited series Alias Grace had its debut at TIFF in 2017.

My-Policeman-ensemble-TIFF Tribute Awards

TIFF Tribute Awards to return as gala fundraiser

The annual awards ceremony was retooled for broadcast on CTV in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashgrove

Deals: Ashgrove, eOne, Spin Master, ICI Tou.TV

Ashgrove sells remaining international distribution rights to Cardinal XD, eOne renews exclusive deal with Creature Films, plus more.