Film

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Magnify Digital, OCAD, Telus Fund launch screen media content research project

Supported by Mitacs Accelerate and the Canada Media Fund, the project will measure how successful screen media content is and how it impacts audiences’ lives.

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DOC adds new members and at-large director roles

The Documentary Organization of Canada says the board changes are part of a commitment to equity and inclusion.

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Score G, Electric Panda, Super Channel partner on Bif Naked doc

Score G Production Films president Adam Scorgie discusses the prodco’s financing strategy and its slate of feature docs on prominent figures.

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Canadian Academy selects eight executive residency participants

The program was created to help break down the barriers that currently exist for Black, Indigenous and persons of colour who are pursuing a corporate career.

Out in the Ring

In brief: Out in the Ring wins top Canadian prize at Inside Out

Plus: The DGC renames its Discovery award in honour of Jean-Marc Vallée, the Quebecor Fund announces its latest production assistance funding, and more.

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DGC BC, negotiating producers reach tentative agreement

The tentative agreement comes a month and a half after the DGC BC issued its first-ever strike notice.

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Former Pixar story manager to develop Titan1Studios’ comic series

The Toronto-based production house also hired Wes Ambrecht as its new head of studio partnerships for film, TV, and gaming.

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Molly McGlynn rolls on coming-of-age ‘traumedy’ Bloody Hell

Produced by Jennifer Weiss’ newly launched banner, the feature is now filming in Sudbury and is based on McGlynn’s own experience of being diagnosed with MRKH syndrome as a teen.

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Hot Sheet: Gabor earns highest average gross for Canadian film in debut

David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future grossed approximately $25,000 in advance screenings ahead of its June 3 release date.

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NSI, Shine Network launch cultural competency course

The free course, titled PACT, will include cultural humility and competency training for non-Indigenous people in the film and TV sector.

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TIFF senior Canadian programmer to retire after 25 years

Steve Gravestock, who oversaw domestic film programming initiatives such as Canada’s Top Ten, plans to leave at the end of the year.

Framing Agnes – Still 1

Deals: Kino Lorber, UP Faith & Family, Cineflix Rights, Hulu

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to Framing Agnes, UP Faith & Family has picked up season two of Hudson & Rex, plus more.