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Super Channel, Vortex will do Anything For Jackson

The Allarco-owned network has commissioned the horror feature directed by Justin G. Dyck and starring Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings.

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Behind the deal: A71 on D Films acquisition, future growth plans

Company execs discuss the strategy behind the deal, and how A71 is scaling up in order to address a lack of market accessibility for domestic filmmakers.

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Vortex Words + Pictures gets into the holiday spirit early

The Ontario-based film prodco is in production on Inn for Christmas, produced by Bill Marks and Christopher Giroux and directed by Jesse Ikeman.

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A71 Entertainment acquires assets of D Films

The deal adds around 90 films to A71′s library as it looks to grow its distribution and production activities in 2020.

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Vortex gives thanks in Hamilton for new rom-com

Production is underway on Learning to Love Again, produced by Vortex Words + Pictures, which follows a woman who fakes a romance during a trip home for Thanksgiving.

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How Natasha got Bill Marks to turn arthouse

Playback caught up with Marks (pictured) at Whistler about finding an audience for the English- and Russian-language feature from David Bezmozgis.

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Which Canadians will push for copros in San Sebastian

A dozen indie producers will participate in the Europe-Latin America coproduction forum as part of an initiative from Telefilm Canada.

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David Bezmozgis starts production on own page-to-screen adaptation

Natasha and Other Stories will be shot entirely in Toronto throughout July and stars Alex Ozerov, Sasha Gordon and Deanna Dezmari. (Ozerov and Gordon pictured)

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Wolfcop secures lead as horror pic starts Saskatchewan shoot

The feature, set for a 17-day shoot in Regina and Moose Jaw, will be released in Cineplex theatres in 2014.

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Cinecoup’s Wolfcop to shoot in Saskatchewan

Filming of WolfCop will start Oct. 7 in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, ahead of a March 2014 theatrical release for the picture via Cineplex.

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Bill Marks joins CineCoup as head of production

The film accelerator is also co-hosting a networking event with Telefilm Canada this Friday at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Regina’s Wolfcop wins inaugural CineCoup competition

Producers Bernie Hernando and Hugh Patterson and writer/director Lowell Dean must now decide whether or not to shoot in Saskatchewan, which ditched its much-needed refundable film tax credit.