First Generation Films

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CBC greenlights new web series Coming In

The series is produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films. (Series creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey pictured.)

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First Generation Films’ short Kitty to premiere at Cannes

The short film directed by actress Chloe Sevigny will close the Critics’ Week sidebar at the festival. (FGF’s Christina Piovesan pictured.)

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First Generation Films boards Kitty

Kitty, from American actress Chloe Sevigny, is part of the prodco’s strategy to develop filmmaking talent via shorts. (FGF’s Christina Piovesan pictured.)

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First Generation, CBC developing Essex County

The award-winning graphic novel follows a family’s history.


How eOne used its U.K. arm to bolster Life’s Canadian release

Coming Soon: eOne’s VP theatrical operations Tim Smythe-Bishop on the distribution strategy for the majority Canada/Germany/Australia copro Life, opening this Friday.


Julie Di Cresce joins First Generation Films

Former Super Channel exec Di Cresce has been named VP, scripted programming for First Generation Films’ recently launched television division.

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First Generation Films launches TV division

The prodco, which has previously produced feature films such as Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower, will focus on scripted. (Company founder Christina Piovesan pictured.)

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Larysa Kondracki readies second feature, Dissent

First Generation Films is packaging the follow-up to The Whistleblower, Kondracki’s debut feature.

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Robert Pattinson-starrer Life shooting in Toronto

First Generation Films has boarded Anton Corbijn’s latest movie as a coproducer.


Monterey Media takes U.S. rights to Anita Doron’s The Lesser Blessed

The U.S. deal for the Toronto title follows the specialty distributor earlier acquiring fellow Canadian titles like Guy Maddin’s Keyhole and Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Small Town Murder Songs.


Principal photography begins on The Lesser Blessed

Christina Piovesan tells Playback Daily about financing, casting and shooting her latest film in northern Ontario.

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Christina Piovesan to produce American English

Hot on the heels of The Whistleblower, Canadian producer Christina Piovesan has landed a new gig that puts her in royal company.