Phase 4 Films acquires The Two Faces of January for Canada

The deal with StudioCanal follows the Berlin debut for Hossein Amini’s directorial bow, with a fall 2014 release planned for the Canadian market.


Mongrel Media picks up StudioCanal film library

The indie distributor has picked up the TV, DVD, VOD, SVOD and electronic sell-through rights to a slew of movies including Evil Dead II and Basic Instinct.


eOne hires ex-StudioCanal exec Harold van Lier

The veteran distributor (pictured) will join the company in January 2014 as president of eOne Films International.


Lionsgate, Germany’s Tandem pact on TV co-venture

As it continues to expand its TV business, the Vancouver mini-studio will develop and produce scripted dramas with the Munich-based entertainment company, the first of which is crime series Sex, Lies and Handwriting.

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New BlackBerry store touted with TV and film offerings

BlackBerry World, which was unveiled Monday, replaces BlackBerry App World, features the mobile-format availability of programs from a slew of Canadian and international distributors, according to RIM.

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eOne takes Cuban Fury’s North American rights

The romantic comedy from London-based Big Talk and starring Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd and Nick Frost is expected to hit theatres in 2013.


Lionsgate forms French output deal with Metropolitan Filmexport

The deal follows a string of similar output agreements by Lionsgate such as with StudioCanal in Germany, Nordisk Films in Scandinavia and Roadshow Films in Australia.

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Lionsgate expands StudioCanal partnership

The latest deal in the Canadian mini-studio’s strategy to grow its global distribution network will see the European production and distribution co distribute the next installments of The Hunger Games (pictured) franchise in Germany and Austria.


eOne to release Studiocanal’s Special Forces stateside

The acquisition of the $25 million Diane Kruger-starring thriller follows the Canadian distributor announcing an expansion into the U.S. theatrical releasing market.