Film

Beijing Cinemas Reopen After Six Months Closure Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario cinemas face new capacity restrictions amid Omicron COVID-19 variant

Movie theatres and other larger venues will be capped at 50% capacity in response to the highly infectious variant, just a couple of months after cinemas fully reopened.

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Brenda Gilbert named BANFF board vice chair amid director changes

Bell Media exec Justin Stockman joins the board as three long-time directors step down.

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TIFF names veteran marketer as VP of partnerships

Elisabeth Burks will bring corporate, festival and non-profit experience to the new role, which begins Jan. 24.

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Film of the Year: Le Guide de la famille parfaite

The Quebec feature launched on Netflix after amassing $2.1 million at the box office.

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Cineplex awarded damages of $1.24 billion following failed takeover

Cineworld says it plans to appeal the decision in the suit, which was launched by Toronto-based Cineplex after the U.K. firm cancelled its $2.8 billion takeover.

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Director of the Year: Danis Goulet

Her dystopian debut feature film Night Raiders made a celebrated trip around the film circuit and broke box office records.

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Newsmaker of the Year: Amazon Prime Video

The global streamer made headlines throughout 2021 as it unveiled its Canadian strategy and hired its first domestic content executive – and they’re just getting started.

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Canadian Academy adds three new board members as four others depart

The new members hail from Blue Ant International, Thunderbird Entertainment Group and Netflix Canada.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Dec. 3 to 9, 2021

Disney’s Encanto leads as L’Arracheuse de temps and Aline take the No. 9 and No. 10 spots, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Dec. 3 to 9, 2021

L’Arracheuse de temps returns to the top spot in its third week, while Aline falls to No. 2.

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The Power of the Dog ties for most Golden Globe nominations

Montreal’s Roger Frappier is among the producers of the Netflix film, which earned seven nominations total.

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Deals: Téléquébec, Hayu Canada, Epic Storyworlds, Brain Power Studio

Téléquébec takes rights to APC Studios doc WANTED: Women in Science, Hayu Canada gets The Circus, and more.