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Diving into Canada’s evolving indie distributor game

From Playback magazine: How Entertainment One’s acquisition of Alliance opened the door for a new generation of upstart indie distributors.

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Pacific Northwest Pictures acquires Leap 4 Your Life

Gary Hawe’s Vancouver-shot mockumentary is headed straight to VOD after a festival run.

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Pacific Northwest acquires A Thousand Times Goodnight

The indie distributor plans a fall release for Norwegian Erik Poppe’s theatrical drama, which stars Juliette Binoche (pictured).

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Cameras roll on The Legend of Barney Thomson

The Canada-U.K. copro marks veteran actor Robert Carlyle’s (pictured) movie directorial debut, which also stars Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

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Reel Canada launches inaugural National Canadian Film Day

Industry partners from Cineplex to Hollywood Suite are providing screen time to promote Canadian film to the public on April 29. (The Sweet Hereafter pictured)


Lindsey Hodgson promoted at Pacific Northwest Pictures

The new assignment comes as the indie distributor expands Le Week-End to 12 markets and opens Cas & Dylan this weekend. (Lindsey Hodgson pictured)


Slamdance books Pat Kiely’s Three Night Stand

The romantic comedy about a married couple’s weekend away disrupted by the husband’s ex-girlfriend debuted at Whistler.

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Cas and Dylan tops audience awards at Whistler

Jason Priestley’s directorial debut earlier earned co-lead Tatiana Maslany the best actor prize in the juried Borsos competition.


Deals: Peace Point, Tricon, Proper, PNP

Peace Point sells three to Scripps Networks International (Bake with Anna Olson pictured), while Pacific Northwest Pictures picks up Canadian rights to Le Week-end.


Pacific Northwest acquires Violet & Daisy

The Vancouver-based distributor plans to release the film, which features James Gandolfini in one of his last roles, theatrically starting this month.


Pacific Northwest Pictures goes for Cheap Thrills

The Vancouver-based company has picked up the Canadian rights to E.L. Katz’s horror-satire feature debut, and plans a day-and-date theatrical release with Drafthouse Films in the U.S.

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Canadian filmmakers recall Cory Monteith as a down-to-earth, generous actor

Vancouver director Carl Bessai and Halifax writer-director Gia Milani talk to Playback about working with the Glee actor (pictured).