cineplex-01

Cineplex, Cineworld trade salvos as trial opens

Both sides are seeking financial reparations after the $2.8 billion merger was scuttled.

Adrienne Curran[1]

Cineflix bolsters leadership team with promotions, new hire

The media company has tapped Cineflix Rights exec Adrienne Curran as COO, along with a new hire and additional promotion in the U.S. and Canada.

wift-indigenous-01

EXCLUSIVE: WIFT names first participants for Indigenous writers program

Sponsored by Hollywood Suite and the Foundation for WIFT Toronto, selected participants will take part in a four-day training and networking intensive between Sept. 23 and Oct. 8.

kushagra-kevat-8cYwYgasSis-unsplash (1)

NSI launches eight-month series incubator

The program aims to help writer/producer teams from underrepresented communities transform their scripted series ideas into a fully produced proof-of-concept.

Hot Sheet

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

Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, led by Mississauga, ON-raised Simu Liu, leads the Canadian box office.

Hot Sheet

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

Maria and Le guide de la famille parfaite continue to lead the Canadian films at the box office.

quickening

Quickening director hopes debut feature expedites bigger opportunities

Pakistani-Canadian Haya Waseem’s debut feature, world premiering at TIFF ’21, portrays an immigrant family’s Canadian dream – as she too aspires to break cultural confines and take on larger projects.

AH headshot (1)

ACTRA Toronto council names new executive director

Alistair Hepburn will succeed veteran Sue Milling after the pair helped develop pandemic protocols that put the screen industry back to work.

j-t-mccarron-01

What animated Voss’ interest in Thunderbird?

CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron explains how the company drew interest from a U.S. hedge fund, and what it plans to do with the investment within its factual, animation and consumer products divisions.

Learn_to_Swim

Learn to Swim director on hitting the right notes for jazz romance

TIFF ’21: Thyrone Tommy shares notes on his debut feature film’s musical path from the director’s program at the Canadian Film Centre, all the way to its world premiere.

thecapotetapes_02

levelFILM inks multi-year deal with New York distributor

The deal will see levelFILM handle the Canadian releases of Greenwich Entertainment’s slate, beginning with The Capote Tapes.

kashilembo-wabu-99xgLLLkRHs-unsplash

Toronto adds $800k to screen sector training programs

The new investment will see more than 200 diverse members of the community receive access to screen sector career training.

night raiders

Night Raiders to open 22nd annual imagineNATIVE festival

Considered the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the world, this year’s imagineNATIVE will screen more than 145 works from 51 Indigenous nations.

kicking-blood-01

Vampire dark comedy brings new blood to genre

TIFF ’21: Fifteen years after the idea was born, Canadian musician/filmmaker Blaine Thurier’s Kicking Blood was shot in 14 days in Sudbury, ON after New Real took a stake in the project.

Liz-Headshot-1-1

RTR Media expands with trio of hires

The Toronto prodco behind HGTV series Home Town has bolstered its production and development teams.