DVD

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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Martha Speaks gets season five order

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

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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.

Clapper

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.