Millennium to release April Mullen’s 88 stateside

The indie distributor grabbed the U.S. home entertainment rights to the revenge thriller from Wango Films. (Mullen pictured)


TVO Kids commissions Now You Know pre-school series

The live action/animation show hails from Little Engine Moving Pictures and Sinking Ship Entertainment and will debut in early 2015.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs, Feb. 10, 2014 to Feb. 16, 2014

Ender’s Game takes the top spot on the DVD charts for the week ending Feb. 16; Dallas Buyers Club is in #15.


Phase 4 Films acquires U.S.-based ESI Distribution

The Canadian indie distributor has also inked a supply deal with The Criterion Collection. (Phase 4′s Berry Meyerowitz pictured.)

BlackBerry World landing page

New BlackBerry store touted with TV and film offerings

BlackBerry World, which was unveiled Monday, replaces BlackBerry App World, features the mobile-format availability of programs from a slew of Canadian and international distributors, according to RIM.

Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks gets season five order

The kids program animated by Montreal’s Oasis Animation is a DHX Media and WGBH Boston copoduction.


eOne to release Focus World DVD titles stateside

The Canadian distributor’s U.S. arm will handle select titles from a recently launched Focus Features label.


Report: film distributors have failed Canadian schools

A report out this week from Reel Canada, which brings Canadians films into schools, finds teachers too often pay out of their own pocket for DVDs screened in their classrooms.