Film

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Telefilm appoints two new regional film feature executives

Kim Guise is the new Western regional feature film executive, and Anita Damiani is the Quebec regional feature film executive.

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Negotiations resume in DGC BC dispute

Both the CMPA and AMPTP have returned to the bargaining table more than one month following a strike notice from the directors guild, Playback has learned.

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Indiecan Entertainment acquires Finnish feature Free Skate

Free Skate is the third film director Roope Olenius and star Veera W. Vilo have produced together under the Finland-based prodco Bright Fame Pictures.

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L.A. studios ‘bullish’ about filming in Toronto: mayor

Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city’s first in-person film industry mission to L.A. since 2019 was “successful,” with studios saying: “Keep doing what you’re doing.”

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Telefilm Canada announces $16.37M in production funding

The funding will go toward 12 English-language feature projects, including Ethel from Maudie director Aisling Walsh.

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How Inside Out came together after two years of a pandemic

Interim co-head Andrew Murphy talks about the challenges the 2SLGBTQ+ film festival faced to put together a hybrid version amid a leadership change.

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Tech horror Romi brings smart-home chills to Calgary

Production has begun for Robert Cuffley’s latest horror feature, produced by Colin Sheldon’s Nevermine Films.

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Inside Out announces lineup for sixth annual Finance Forum

Three Canadian directorial debut projects are in the lineup for the forum, set for June 2 to 4.

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In brief: DOC Institute announces Breakthrough prize winners

Plus: The National Screen Institute names its CBC New Indigenous Voices cohort, Paperboat Animation has announced a new slate, and more.

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Jean-Marc Vallée to receive posthumous honour at BANFF’s Rockie Awards Gala

Additional recipients for the in-person ceremony at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on June 14 include Eagle Vision, Ana Gasteyer, Vivica A. Fox, Starstruck‘s Rose Matafeo and the showrunners of Yellowjackets.

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Bill C-11 supporters, critics go before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Witness testimony included representatives of Corus Entertainment, OUTtv Network, Skyship Entertainment Company and the University of Ottawa.

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Industry leaders feel ‘heard’ after National Culture Summit

Leaders of the Reelworld Screen Institute, the Indigenous Screen Office and Canada Media Fund discuss key takeaways from the ‘significant’ summit in Ottawa.