David Miller

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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.

Sleeping Giant

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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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.

She Never Died

She Never Died wraps in North Bay

The female-led “sister sequel” to Jason Krawczyk’s 2015 horror comedy He Never Died is directed by Audrey Cummings.

Giacamo Giannotti

Production begins in Toronto on Acquainted

The feature, directed by Natty Zavitz, is the first project from Giacomo Gianniotti (pictured) and Jonathan Keltz’s prodco, Fired Up Studios.

Jay Baruchel

Baseballissimo adds new director

The long-gestating project from writers Jay Baruchel and Jesse Chabot is produced by A71 and Gefilter Productions.

My Enemy My Brother

A71 picks up My Enemy, My Brother

The feature-length documentary, directed by Ann Shin, is set to make its world premiere tomorrow in the Canadian Spectrum program at Hot Docs.

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The anatomy of a Netflix deal

It seems everyone wants to sign with the SVOD. But how to do it? And what does it mean? We break down how people are scoring deals with the platform.

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A71 sells three features into the U.S.

The Toronto distributor has widened the remit of its business, acquiring the rights to three Canadian flicks, including My Ex Ex, and selling them south of the border.

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Joey Klein debut feature set for summer shoot

Canadian indie The Other Half has lined up leading Canadian ladies Suzanne Clement and Tatiana Maslany to star. (Clement pictured.)

Murray Foster

A71 takes Canadian rights to the Cocksure Lads Movie

The acquisition came as Murray Foster’s musical comedy opened the Canadian Film Festival in Toronto. (Foster pictured.)

The Valley Below

Coming Soon: The Valley Below

A71 Entertainment on the distribution strategy for The Valley Below, the first feature to be released via the Canadian Indie Film Series initiative.