Film

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Ottawa councillors approve $40M loan for soundstage campus

The soundstage and creative hub, which was proposed by the Ottawa Film Office and TriBro in 2018, is expected to begin operations in late 2021.

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Marie Clements wins big at VIWFF

The Red Snow writer/director picked up the festival’s best feature, direction and screenplay prizes.

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Vertical Entertainment takes Spinster out

The distributor has acquired director Andrea Dorfman’s latest for the U.S. and U.K.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Feb. 28 to March 5, 2020

The Invisible Man appears at #1, followed by Sonic The Hedgehog at #2 and The Call of the Wild at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Feb. 28 to March 5, 2020

Mafia Inc claims the top spot, followed by Albert Shin and James Schultz’s Disappearance at Clifton Hill at #2 and Il pleuvait des oiseaux at #3.

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ACTRA T.O. unveils best-practices doc for on-set nudity, intimacy

The document covers situations ranging from auditions and contracting to closed-set protocols and restricted access in post-production.

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Arrow, Handel and Rezolution hunt for Cleopatra

Commissioned by CBC and Channel 5, Searching for Cleopatra documents archaeologist Kathleen Martinez’s recent exploration of the Egyptian ruler.

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Canada House events scratched following SXSW cancellation

The business and event space highlighting Canadian creativity across film, music and tech was set to attract approximately 5,000 visitors each day, according to Telefilm.

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Manitoba’s cost-of production tax credit upped to 38%

The province is aiming to lure more post-production, VFX and animation work following another record-setting year in which production volume hit $269.4 million.

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JANN, Coroner, Schitt’s Creek top WGC Award’s drama, comedy noms

Jennica Harper, Jann Arden and Dan Levy are among this year’s crop of nominees for the awards, which will be handed out at a gala ceremony on April 27.

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Craig David Wallace embraces Daughters

Co-written with Ian Malone (Big Top Academy, The Next Step), the thriller is executive produced by Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew Hunt.

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Sarah Polley named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year

The Oscar nominee is being recognized for her artistic and advocacy work.