A71 Productions

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Susan Curran upped to COO at A71 Entertainment

Founders Chad Maker, David Miller and Kirk Comrie will step back from the daily running of the distribution business, which is relocating from Toronto to Hamilton.

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XYZ to represent U.S. sales for V71′s She Never Died

The horror comedy is among a number of titles on V71′s EFM slate, including rock doc Loud Krazy Love, drama Trouble in the Garden and heist thriller A Perfect Plan.

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TIFF ’16: Distributors assess the market

Films for rabid fans, smart indie writing and wide commercial releases: Canadian distributors discuss what they’re still hunting for in Toronto.


IFF ’15: A decade of cross-border matchmaking

Three producers on their 2015 IFF projects, plus Jan Nathanson and James Weyman on the International Financing Forum’s 10th anniversary.

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Coming Soon: Berkshire County

A71 Entertainment on the marketing and distribution strategy for Audrey Cummings’ debut horror feature.

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Industry, fans get behind Canadian Film Day

Events linked to the Reel Canada initiative will be taking place in over 75 communities across the country.


Film festival markets: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

From Playback magazine: Indie distributors weigh in on the role festivals play in their b2b sales strategies today.

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Rebecca Forsythe, Ksenia Solo in talks to join Replace

Norbert Keil’s directorial debut is set to shoot in Toronto in fall 2014. (Ksenia Solo pictured)


Jacob Tierney reteams with Jay Baruchel for Baseballissimo

The indie feature is about a young Canadian baseball player in an Italian coastal town (Tierney pictured).


Fortissimo acquires worldwide rights to Siddharth

Richie Mehta’s second film will first be shopped to foreign buyers at Venice and Toronto.

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Dolan film to bow in competition at Venice

And Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia joins Richie Mehta’s Siddharth in the festival’s Venice Days independent sidebar (Dolan pictured).