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In Brief: Rafati recognized by BCTIA, CFC to co-author VR study

B.C’s Technology Industry Association names BroadbandTV CEO Shahrzad Rafati (pictured) as Person of the Year, CMPA elects Scott Garvie as chair, plus more news.

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AMBI inks multi-pic deal with Dubai animator

AMBI has announced a financing and production partnership with Dubai-based animation and VFX house Barajoun Entertainment.

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AMBI launches $200M film fund

AMBI’s Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino (pictured), along with New York-based private equity firm Raven Capital Management LLC are the anchor investors in the fund.

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Pre-production underway on AMBI, Imprint’s Groove Tails

Animation and production on the CGI family feature will be done out of the AMBI Group’s Toronto-based AIC Studios, with Jamie Foxx (pictured) to voice the lead and serve as producer.

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Deals: Search Engine, DHX, AMBI, A71

Search Engine picks up the Canadian rights to Adam Salky’s I Smile Back (pictured), and more deals of the week.

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Preproduction underway on Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad

The 3D animated feature will be produced through AMBI Group’s Toronto-based studio, AIC Movie. (Alec Baldwin, who will voice a character in the film, pictured.)