TSN picks up Serendipity Media doc Camp of Dreams

The Bell Media channel will air the doc, about Indigenous Canadian NHL player Ethan Bear’s annual hockey camp, on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Sold out CIFF screening triggers theatrical run for Alberta film

Father of Nations, directed, co-written and produced by Aleisha Anderson, will run in select Alberta theatres beginning Oct. 7 after its world bow at the Calgary International Film Festival.

Cinespace to build second Marine Terminal studio in Toronto

Cinespace’s new second long-term lease with PortsToronto will see it redevelop Terminal 52 with three production and support spaces.

Night Raiders, Crimes of the Future among leading DGC Awards nominees

Danis Goulet and David Cronenberg’s features got three nominations apiece, as did Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, in the film categories.

Meridian Artists expands to Vancouver with new agent

Katharine Pavoni will work in the key creative and directors division for the B.C. office, adding to the agency’s principal offices in Toronto and L.A.

Hyperlocal and Hip: J. Joly’s ‘pioneering’ production model

The Kingston, Ont.-based producer has a production model in the works to create local filming hubs outside of major cities, with two Tragically Hip musicians as investors.

Deals: Cineflix Rights, Neshama, IMAX, Guru Studio

Cineflix Rights and Guru Studio pad their MIPCOM sales slates, Neshama options Canadian coming-of-age novel, IMAX acquires an Ontario-based video quality solutions company, and more.

In Brief: Fabienne Colas among the Black Academy’s inaugural Legacy Award recipients

Plus: David Cronenberg receives the Donostia Award, TIFF appoints Marsha John-Greenwood as VP of people and culture, and more.

Creative BC gives $300K to doc, factual grant recipients

The Documentary and Factual Development Fund supports the development of B.C.-owned unscripted IP.

NSI appoints former board chair Marlene Kendall as new CFO

Kendall’s experience will help the NSI “achieve unprecedented growth and long-term sustainability,” says CEO Joy Loewen.

Playback’s 10 to Watch 2022: Abdul Malik

The prolific screenwriter and development exec explains his “elliptical” journey that led to a focus on stories about justice, liberation and labour.

Telefilm captures the feel of the theatre experience

A spot by Director X kicks off a campaign to help the Canadian film industry’s recovery efforts.