The Book of Negroes

Book of Negroes

Book of Negroes, Amazing Race pick up CCE prizes

The winners of the fifth annual awards, presented by the non-profit Canadian Cinema Editors organization, were announced at a gala held in Toronto on June 4. (Book of Negroes pictured.)

Sean Cisterna and Jacqueline Gubiani

Mining CanLit for the next hit

From Playback magazine: With more book-optioning on the horizon thanks to a CRTC pilot project, stakeholders weigh in on the do’s and don’ts of bringing published works to the screen.


Blue Ice Pictures moves ahead on Madiba miniseries

The Nelson Mandela biopic will shoot in South Africa later this year, with L.A.-based director Kevin Hooks on board.

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Karen Walton’s Ava Lee novel adaptation lands with CBC

The TV development deal between the pubcaster and Strada Films follows attempts to get the crime series adapted as a movie franchise. (Walton pictured.)

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Canadian Int’l TV Festival grows audience, ups glitz

Founder David C. Heath on the CITF’s year-over-year growth and what’s coming for next year. (Corner Gas cast pictured on the CITF red carpet)


MIPCOM: John Morayniss on refocusing CanCon, TV regs

The eOne TV boss tells Playback Daily new technologies mean old rules restrict creativity and Canadian industry growth, and must change.


Book of Negroes, Corner Gas movie among Bell Fund recipients

Other productions to receive financing through the fund include Dino Hunt Canada and the children’s series Chirp. (Corner Gas pictured.)


BET joins CBC in airing The Book of Negroes mini-series

The TV adaptation of Canadian writer Lawrence Hill’s novel of the same name (pictured) will start shooting in South Africa in the fall.