Phase 4 Films

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Shout! Factory taps Phase 4 Films for Canadian alliance

Phase 4 will release new releases, packaged media and select digital content into the Canadian market.

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kaboom! secures Walmart deal for holiday features

Toronto-based kaboom! Entertainment, the kids and family label for Phase 4 Films, has inked a deal with Walmart Stores U.S. for the release of three Christmas-themed feature films.

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Phase 4 Films acquires Made in America

Director Ron Howard’s first documentary (pictured) follows rapper Jay Z through the planning of the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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Target Canada goes kaboom! in branded retail deal

The family label of Phase 4 Films has secured exclusive branded space across Target Canadian retail branches for a suite of Treehouse Presents DVDs.

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Phase 4, Uncork’d acquire horror remake Patrick

Toronto-based Phase 4 also announced last week a partnership with Cineplex for April Mullen’s 3D Dead Before Dawn, following a U.S. release (Rachel Griffiths in Patrick pictured).

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Canadian deals for PorchLight’s zom com

Animated tween flick Daddy, I’m a Zombie from the California-based entertainment co has been licensed for TV in English and French Canada.

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THINKFilm duo David Hudakoc and Michael Baker launch levelFilm

The indie distributor’s first acquisition is Chen Kaiges’ Caught in the Web.

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The Legend of Sarila to open south of the border

kaboom! Entertainment, the kids and family label of U.S. distributor Phase 4 Films, has picked up U.S. rights to the 3D animated feature from Quebec prodcos CarpeDiem and 10th Avenue.

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Phase 4 takes rights to four films at Cannes

The indie distributor also secured a multi-million financing deal with Aver Media Finance to expand its distribution business (The Crash Reel pictured).

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AFM 2012: Phase 4 Films acquires Long Time Gone

The Canadian distributor plans a spring 2013 release for the Virginia Madsen-starring drama in theatres, and on VOD and digital platforms.

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Weekly roundup: Awards, acquisitions and events

Niobe Thompson and and Trevor Anderson split the inaugural Edmonton Film Prize at EIFF; OIFF awards; FremantleCorp brings westerns to TV; Minister Chan meets Murdoch (pictured).

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Last Gladiators hockey doc lands distribution knockout

Toronto-based Phase 4 Films plans a Canadian theatrical release of Alex Gibney’s film about the game’s violence in October with a U.S. release set for 2013.