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Aircraft Pictures crafts next animated feature

The Breadwinner screenwriter Anita Doron is attached to pen the project, which Aircraft is developing and producing with Wasabi Entertainment.

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In brief: Gary Slaight to be honoured with 2018 Humanitarian Award

Plus: The Breadwinner nabs a Humanitas Prize nomination and the Manitoba government makes a $750,000 investment in the local sector.

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Twenty-two film scripts receive Harold Greenberg coin

Projects selected in the latest round of funding include a treatment from Michael Dowse and the second draft of a feature adaption of the Miriam Toews novel A Complicated Kindness.


Aircraft Pictures partners on Breadwinner coproduction

The Canadian producer and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon plan an animated feature based on the popular Deborah Ellis novel.


Markham Street taps Anita Doron to direct Sailor Girl

The theatrical feature based on the Sheree-Lee Olson novel will shoot in summer 2014 (Doron pictured).


Monterey Media takes U.S. rights to Anita Doron’s The Lesser Blessed

The U.S. deal for the Toronto title follows the specialty distributor earlier acquiring fellow Canadian titles like Guy Maddin’s Keyhole and Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Small Town Murder Songs.


Alanis Obomsawin doc to open ImagineNATIVE film festival

The 13th annual edition is bookended by a portrait of a struggling First Nation community in northern Ontario and Anita Doron’s coming of age feature The Lesser Blessed, which stars Benjamin Bratt (Obomsawin pictured).


Principal photography begins on The Lesser Blessed

Christina Piovesan tells Playback Daily about financing, casting and shooting her latest film in northern Ontario.

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Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund backs Jonathan Sobol and Anita Doron films

The industry fund is investing in two writer-directors set to shift their careers in new directions, says English language program president John Galway.