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TVA Group reveals $75M project to expand MELS

The Montreal-based company said the additional construction will add 160,000 square feet of studio space as it vies to attract more tentpole movies and mega-budget TV series.

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WarnerMedia names inaugural participants of writers program

Writers Jessica Meya, JP Larocque and Ryan Cooper are among the 18 selected participants of the WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program.

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Incendo sets up Canada-Australia copro

Queensland-shot treaty coproduction Love and Penguins is produced alongside The Steve Jaggi Company.

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Using technology to unlock new potential for film, TV production

BANFF ’21: Experts share how the advances in virtual production and remote technologies have broken down barriers and evolved the process of making content.

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New immersive film to blend horror with neuroscience

New proprietary biofeedback technology will offer audiences a unique musical experience during the theatrical release of the horror film V F C.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for July 2 to 8, 2021

F9: The Fast Saga continues to lead, followed by The Boss Baby: Family Business, while La parfaite victime joins the list at No. 9.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for July 2 to 8, 2021

Feature doc La parfaite victime overtakes Souterrain to lead the list, while Tracey Deer’s Beans debuts at No. 3.

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Reel One Entertainment’s production SVP steps down to launch new shingle

Gilles Laplante, who spent 12 years overseeing a massive slate of Canadian-content TV movies, will focus on independent features, TV series and MOW-style projects through Kabinet Productions.

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Feature doc on 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series in the works

Canadian Heritage has agreed to help finance the film, produced by Toronto’s White Pine Pictures and Montreal’s Adobe Productions International.

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Ontario cinemas to open at 50% capacity next week

The Ontario government will partially lift its restrictions on Ontario’s movie theatres on July 16 as part of its reopening strategy.

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Following 2020 shutdowns, Ottawa production rebounding rapidly in 2021

The capital city’s live-action film and TV sector is on course for a record-breaking year, according to data for the first half of 2021.

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Warrior Nun, Funny Boy among Leo Awards winners

Elsewhere filmmaker Jessie Anthony won awards for best direction and best screenwriting in a motion picture for her debut feature Brother, I Cry.