Film

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Indiecan Entertainment acquires MMA feature Cagefighter

The Saskatchewan-shot film, produced by Trilight Entertainment and Anamorphic Media, is set for digital release on Nov. 24.

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High Park Entertainment preps action thriller Trigger Point

Canadian director Brad Turner will helm the project, which is produced in association with Landmark Studio Group and goes to camera on Oct. 26.

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Robert Budreau teams with JoBro Productions for latest feature Delia’s Gone

Stephan James will star in the North Bay-shot feature, with eOne overseeing Canadian distribution and Radiant Films handling international sales.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Oct. 2 to 8, 2020

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run tops the chart, with Possessor: Uncut at #6 and The Broken Hearts Gallery at #8.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Oct. 2 to 8, 2020

Possessor: Uncut is at #1, followed by The Broken Hearts Gallery at #2 and The Nest at #3.

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Beans, Inconvenient Indian win audience awards at VIFF

Tracey Deer’s feature-length drama Beans (pictured) also won Best Canadian Film at the festival, which ran from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7.

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Canadian copros see recent box office success amidst global theatrical woes

Possessor and The Broken Hearts Gallery have both cracked the North American top 10 in their fall debuts, along with positive reviews from critics.

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Cineplex responds to temporary cinema closures in Ontario

Cineplex CEO Ellis Jacob says there has been no evidence of COVID-19 spread at its theatres as the province temporarily shutters cinemas in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region.

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Fortunate Son, Jann pick up Rosie Awards

The 2020 Alberta Film and Television Awards also saw Best Dramatic Feature go to El Chicano and Tribal earn best production reflecting cultural diversity.

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Deals: eOne, levelFILM, NFB, Nelvana

eOne takes over content distribution for My Little Pony: Pony Life with global sales, while levelFILM and Gravitas Ventures acquire Canadian titles and Nelvana brings its animated content to Vuulr.

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Vortex, A71 realign operations under Vortex Media banner

The rebrand and realignment comes during a period of rapid change and expansion for the film-focused entity.

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The events (and people) behind ‘Events Transpiring’

Writer/director Ted Stenson and producer Nicola Waugh discuss bringing the high school basketball comedy together, plus what’s next for Kino Sum Productions.