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How to solve a problem like Canadian film viewership?

Industry players like Telefilm Canada and CBC are coming up with some new ideas to help solve an age-old problem.

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Capitalizing on critical buzz for Sleeping Giant’s release

Michael Robson, D Films’ SVP of acquisition and new business development, on the mass-media-supported distribution strategy for Andrew Cividino’s festival darling.

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D Films promotes Robson, eyes new opportunities

Robson, who has been with the indie distributor since it was founded in 2009, will lead the company’s cross-platform expansion in the newly created role.

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D Films brings publicity in-house with new VP

Angie Burns moves from Strut Entertainment to the Toronto distributor.

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D Films acquires Sleeping Giant

The Toronto-based distributor has picked up the Canadian rights to Andrew Cividino’s debut feature.


Coming Soon: Backcountry

D Films’ Michael Robson on his distribution strategy for Backcountry and its potential for screens and audiences in Canada’s more remote communities.


D Films takes Canadian rights to The Double

The indie distributor plans a winter 2014 release after Richard Ayoade’s second feature (pictured) has a world bow at TIFF.

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D Films gets Canuck rights to Paul Haggis’ Third Person

The drama follows three couples as their international love stories intertwine in Rome, Paris, and New York, and stars Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello (Haggis pictured).


D Films takes Canadian rights to TIFF title Blancanieves

The indie distributor will release Spain’s contender for the best foreign language film category at the upcoming Academy Awards.