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TIFF ’16: Two Lovers and a Bear gets U.S. distribution

Fox and Netflix will distribute the Kim Nguyen-directed feature in the U.S. in early 2017.

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Kyle Mann’s Backcountry underway in Sudbury

The Canadian suspense thriller stars Robocop star Joel Kinnaman (pictured) and is produced by Drive Productions and JoBro Productions.

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Production underway on Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear

Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan are starring in the romancer set in the North Pole (Nguyen pictured).

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Former MGM exec named to Rainmaker board

Steve Hendry was appointed to the Vancouver-based company’s board following its annual general meeting on July 17.

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Production starts on Adam Massey’s Man Vs. thriller for Darius Films

The indie, shooting through Nov. 15, portrays a reality TV host fighting more than the elements in the remote wilderness (Massey pictured).

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Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer van Straten board Teen Lust

Blaine Thurier’s theatrical comedy is to start shooting in mid-August, with Entertainment One picking up multi-territory releasing rights (van Straten pictured).

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Jeff Sackman acquires world rights to Dr. Cabbie

His TAJJ Media becomes the international sales agent for the Canadian theatrical comedy now shooting in Toronto.

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James Caan, Louis Gossett Jr. topline A Fighting Man

Writer/director Damian Lee’s boxing drama also stars Adam Beach, Famke Janssen and Michael Ironside.

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Alliance Films to release Big Hairy Movie

The buddy comedy stars Robin Nielson, Viv Leacock and James Wallis, and is shooting in Vancouver and Fernie, B.C.

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U.S. rights for Penthouse North, to be shot in Ottawa, sold

Dimension Films acquired the stateside rights to the Michael Keaton-starrer, to be produced by Jeff Sackman, Michael Baker and Jon Shiffman.