Film

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Breakthrough, Black Fawn spark Vicious Fun with Turner LatAm

The Toronto prodcos have partnered with Turner Latin America’s production banner to develop, co-finance and produce genre titles, starting with horror Vicious Fun.

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Brad Peyton to receive CFC’s Creative Excellence award

The Newfoundland-born director behind Frontier and San Andreas will receive the honour at a reception in L.A. in March.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Feb. 7 to 13, 2020

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey comes in at #1, followed by 1917 and Bad Boys for Life at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Feb. 7 to 13, 2020

The Song of Names and Merci pour tout continue to lead, while L’acrobate snags the #3 spot.

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CSAs ’20: Antigone, Body Remembers among best pic noms

Anne at 13,000 ft, White Lie and The Twentieth Century round out the category, while Francois Girard’s The Song of Names received the most nominations with nine.

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Deals: Raven Banner, Untitled, Discovery Kids Media

Raven Banner Entertainment signs deals for two SXSW Midnighters, while Untitled Entertainment picks up the TV and digital rights to Better Luck Next Time, and more.

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In brief: Netflix’s first Quebec film to premiere in Montreal

Plus: Anthropocene directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier take over Toronto’s Human Rights Watch fest and a new Montreal VFX studio opens.

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Cineplex-Cineworld deal gets shareholder approval

The $2.8 billion transaction remains on course to close before June 30, said Cineplex president and CEO Ellis Jacob, as the company announced its Q4 financials.

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TIFF Next Wave’s Co-Lab opens the door for young creators

TIFF’s manager of youth and community initiatives Steph Guthrie explains how the single-day industry conference focuses on how to get a film seen rather than made.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2020

Bad Boys for Life leads the list, while Oscar-winner 1917 and Dolittle land at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2020

The Song of Names takes the #1 spot, followed by Merci pour tout at #2 and Le rire at #3.

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In brief: Canadian orgs, prodcos sign on for climate action

B.C. Green Park Group’s climate pact for the creative industry earns over 70 signatories, WIFTV names genre concept winners and Bron-backed films nab Oscar gold.