Film

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In brief: A Concerto is a Conversation among Oscar nominees

Plus, director Paul Kemp’s Nike’s Big Bet joins the Hot Docs lineup, while Media Ranch reveals its Horsepower 3.0 participants.

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Six Canadian projects chosen for 2021 Hot Docs Forum

Among the titles selected for the virtual documentary pitch event are Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier-produced Swan Song and Lisa Jackson’s Wilfred Buck.

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Wattpad launches content production offering for brands

The content-creation platform introduces Wattpad Brand Originals to develop branded TV, film, audio and digital media projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for March 5 to 11, 2021

La deesse des mouches a feu comes in at #3, followed by Felix et le tresor de Morgaa at #4 and My Salinger Year at #5.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for March 5 to 11, 2021

The list sees La deesse des mouches a feu hold the top spot, followed by Felix et le tresor de Morgaa at #2 and My Salinger Year at #3.

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Director Rodrigo Gudino closes The Breach

Produced by Pasha Patriki of Hangar 18 Media with co-producers Andrew Thomas Hunt, James Fler and Michael Paszt from Raven Banner Entertainment, the film also sees musician Slash attached.

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Incendo rolls on two rom-coms

Both Destination Love and Sweet as Maple Syrup are produced in association with Citytv and expected to air as part of the channel’s Fall in Love Fridays lineup.

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Deals: Blue Ant Int’l, LevelFILM, Gusto

Blue Ant International will handle international licensing for unscripted Canadian series Search and Rescue: North Shore, LevelFILM inks an EFM deal, and more.

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Campagna’s Six Guns for Hire rolls in Toronto

Colm Feore will headline the western, written and co-directed by Matthew Campagna alongside co-director Melissa D’Agostino, with production launched this week.

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In brief: Denis Cote earns director prize at Berlinale

Plus: Federgreen Entertainment and Unstable Ground will produce a Canadian horror doc, TIFF and WIDC name participants for their respective writing programs, and more.

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In brief: Hot Docs selects Subjects of Desire for special presentations program

Plus: 9 Story’s Brown Bag Films is in production on a new series for Disney Junior and Wow! Unlimited has optioned an urban fantasy novel to develop into an animated series.

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Anne scores TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film prize

Meanwhile, Violation, Possessor and The Nest were among the projects honoured by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.