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Screen content-makers among new Order of Canada appointments

The list of 74 new appointees includes seven from the screen production sector, including Paul Gross, Deepa Mehta and Lea Pool.


Harold Greenberg Fund invests in 27 movie scripts

Deepa Mehta’s Secret Daughter novel adaptation, Patricia Rozema’s Via Dolorosa and Sarah Polley’s Alias Grace adaptation are among the latest Canadian film projects getting development coin.

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Starlight – The Movie Channel makes final pitch to CRTC

Film director David Cronenberg told the regulator that Canadian broadcasters had chosen to focus drama dollars on episodic series, virtually excluding homegrown movies.


Salman Rushdie fatwa doc to open Montreal art film festival

Rene Rozon’s The International Festival of Films on Art also programmed a raft of Canadian films for its 31st edition (Rushdie pictured).


Norm Bolen to head up proposed all-Canadian film channel

Starlight: The Canadian Movie Channel also proposes to fund Canadian theatrical features, and is backed by, among others, Victor Loewy, Robert Lantos, Mark Musselman, Hussain Amarshi, Denys Arcand, David Cronenberg and Deepa Mehta.


Midnight’s Children cleared for release in India

In a surprising development, the Salman Rushdie novel adaptation passed through the Indian Censor Board without calls for cuts.


Round up: indie box office success, U.S retransmission fracas

Midnight’s Children (pictured) grosses $90,000 on its opening weekend; Zoink’d! season two and Wild Obsession TV premieres set and U.S. stations want Canadian compensation.


108 Media taps GoDigital to digitally release film slate

The Los Angeles-based distributor will handle films like Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children (pictured) and Michel Gondry’s The We and The I on digital and cable VOD platforms.


108 Media/Paladin acquires Midnight’s Children for U.S. release

Deepa Mehta’s latest movie had its world premiere in Telluride, before screening in Toronto.

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VIFF offers sneak peek of festival lineup

Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways and Nisha Pahuja’s award-winner The World Before Her lead a strong Canadian contingent.


CIFF rolls out carpets to gala films

Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children (pictured) will open the festival, while Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral gets a black carpet and Martin Villeneuve’s Mars et Avril will close the fest.


Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children to Telluride

As the U.S. festival reveals its 2012 lineup, Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell will travel to Venice, Telluride and Toronto as it launches on the international festival circuit.