Canadian copro My Salinger Year to open Berlinale

The film is written and directed by past Crystal Bear winner Philippe Falardeau and stars Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley.


In brief: Unite Central heads to Berlin’s copro market

Plus: eOne clears the final regulatory hurdle in its Hasbro deal, Touchwood PR adds to its publicity team and Super Channel promotes Kimberley Ball.

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Berlin: The Embargo Project adds obstacle course to filmmaking

Five aboriginal women completed five shorts in the face of rules and restrictions to find new creative expression (filmmaker Zoe Leigh Hopkins pictured).


Will Chorus, Corbo cash in on Berlinale plays?

Francois Delisle and Mathieu Denis on romancing foreign festival audiences to generate buzz for Canadian and international commercial releases (Corbo pictured).

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Blogging from Berlinale: Seeking sales agents and casting crews

In the first installment of blogs from TIFF Studio participants at Berlinale, producer Cher Hawrysh writes about Canadian co-pros and the hunt for an international sales agent.


Geordie Sabbagh wins talent pitch award at Berlin

The Toronto-based producer (pictured) won the 10,000 Euro prize for Two Guys who Sold the World, written by Randall Lobb and to be directed by Patrick Boivin.


Berlin to screen Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

The Cannes award-winning Inuit film (pictured) will be part of an aboriginal film focus that includes works by fellow Canadian directors like Willie Dunn and Colin Low.