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Gospel According to Andre

Deals: PNP forges a new partnership with Magnolia

In addition, Toronto’s LevelFilm has boarded the Norway/Canada coproduction The Northwoods and Northern Banner has nabbed Canadian rights to Mouly Surya’s latest.

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Mongrel Media acquires Gridlocked

The indie distributor has picked up the Canadian rights to Allan Ungar’s tribute to ’80s buddy-cop films.


VSC to release Magnolia titles in Canada

The output deal, unveiled in Berlin, will see Video Services Corp. release up to 30 films a year from Magnolia and Magnet Releasing.


Video Services Corp. takes Canuck rights to The ABCs of Death

The horror anthology will be rolled out as part of Cineplex Theatre’s Sinister Cinema series starting in May.


Raven Banner acquires Canadian rights to John Dies at the End

Horror icon Don Coscarelli’s latest pic was picked up in Berlin from Magnolia Pictures ahead of a Canadian release by the genre distributor.


Scribes Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg at work on Goon sequel

A script is in the works for the second installment of the Michael Dowse-directed comedy (original film pictured) that Alliance Films released in Canada and Entertainment One in Britain.


Why Goon’s strong start gets Carolle Brabant’s comedy mojo going

The Telefilm topper tells Playback Daily that the Jay Baruchel-starrer delivers on the organization’s goal to produce quality, commercial comedies “with broad audience appeal” at home and abroad.


Magnolia buys Polley’s Take This Waltz for U.S. market

The U.S. distributor will also release the Canadian drama on VOD through its Ultra platform.


TIFF 2011: Michael Dowse’s Goon sells to Magnolia/Magnet stateside

The Jay Baruchel-starring hockey comedy is the first Canadian film to sell at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Hobo With A Shotgun

Magnet Releasing picks up U.S. rights to Hobo

The U.S. rights to Jason Eisener’s action film Hobo With a Shotgun has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm Magnet Releasing.