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Hot Docs unveils $2M fund for Canadian, international doc makers

The new program, Hot Docs Partners, aims to connect financiers with feature-length projects, with Toronto’s Blue Ice Docs signing on as the lead investor.


Blue Ice Docs finds The Missing Ingredient

The Toronto-based distributor acquired two other titles in addition to the Michael Sparaga-directed doc. (Sparaga pictured.)

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Ruba Nadda’s October Gale gets U.S. distribution

IFC Films picked up the indie thriller after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Blue Ice Pictures Acquires Daniel Iron’s Foundry Films

The deal gets Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik’s expanding film financing and production group deeper into international co-productions.


Bloor Hot Docs Cinema almost didn’t happen

Hot Docs executive director Chris McDonald on Wednesday night recalled first rebuffing Neil Tabatznik when he proposed building a permanent doc cinema for his festival.


Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children gets more international sales

Deepa Mehta’s film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children continues to rack up international sales.


Blue Ice Productions behind film fund with Echo Lake Entertainment

Steven Silver (The Bang Bang Club) and Neil Tabatznik of Blue Ice Productions are teaming up with Doug Mankoff’s Echo Lake Entertainment to launch a North American private equity film fund.