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WFW: New backlot in Pickering, Ontario offers a versatile and economical shooting location

Canadian Locations Showcase: The 90-acre plot features a modern-day small town set that can be converted into any setting you need.

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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Jadiel Dowlin

PRESENTED BY CBC: The 22-year-old Emmy-nominated actor is already making a name as a screenwriter with a project in development with Sinking Ship and Nelvana.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 19 to 25, 2021

The Alberta-shot Ghostbusters: Afterlife leads in the box office, while L’Arracheuse de temps lands in the top 10.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Nov. 19 to 25, 2021

Francis Leclerc’s fantasy film L’Arracheuse de temps debuts at No. 1, followed by Une révision.

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Cameron Bailey promoted to CEO of TIFF

Bailey takes on the new role after being artistic director and co-head of TIFF with Joana Vicente, who left in October. He says he wants to “build a festival for the future.”

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TIFF appoints Jeffrey Remedios as board chair

The film festival organization has also announced several new board members, including filmmaker Danis Goulet, Wattpad’s Allen Lau and Elevation Pictures’ Laurie May.

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YMA and TAAFI announce details on John Rooney Creator Fund

The fund honouring the late children’s television programmer will have two streams: content development and scriptwriting.

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Cameras roll on director Vanessa Matsui’s feature film debut

The romantic drama written expressly for Liane Balaban is a cinematic love letter to Toronto and will shoot as several iconic sites, including the Monarch Tavern, the Ace diner, Drake Hotel and Paradise Theatre.

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Play Management promotes two agents to partners

Kalee Harris and Mary Falcon – who represent talent including Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Levy – are tasked with finding “new and inventive ways” to promote talent.

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TIFF sheds light on del Toro world premiere, film noir-series strategy

The Academy Award-winning director’s distributor worked with TIFF on the one-night-only event and a curated five-film noir series, which are reference points for horror auteurs.

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Second Jen star brings first sketch comedy series to OMNI

Abroad will feature “strong representation” both in front of behind the camera.

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Quebec adds $46.1 million to cultural sector recovery

The funds will be added to the province’s temporary assistance programs, which were created in summer 2020 to offset the cost of safety protocols and potential shutdowns due to COVID-19.

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Off the Fence strikes deal with Canadian prodcos

Projects with Markham Street Films and Shark Teeth Films in the works, as the distributor looks to find new opportunities to meet the demand for content.

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In Brief: Agam Darshi’s Donkeyhead to open MISAFF

Plus: Corus and OYA team up

Black Music Action Coalition Hosts Music In Action Awards Ceremony - Arrivals

The Weeknd series bound for HBO

The Toronto pop star and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios are among the executive producers on The Idol.

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REMC report calls for better race-based data collection

The Racial Equity Media Collective says its report on screen industry funding inequity was hindered by a lack of necessary data.