Vortex Words + Pictures

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Vortex Words + Pictures adds Gaumont exec to team

Based in Australia, Ben Bishop has joined the company in the newly created post of president, international distribution.

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Super Channel, Vortex will do Anything For Jackson

The Allarco-owned network has commissioned the horror feature directed by Justin G. Dyck and starring Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings.


Vortex Words + Pictures gets into the holiday spirit early

The Ontario-based film prodco is in production on Inn for Christmas, produced by Bill Marks and Christopher Giroux and directed by Jesse Ikeman.


Vortex gives thanks in Hamilton for new rom-com

Production is underway on Learning to Love Again, produced by Vortex Words + Pictures, which follows a woman who fakes a romance during a trip home for Thanksgiving.


Vortex Words + Pictures hires Tanya Kelen for global sales role

Kelen will join Vortex and distributor A71 at MIPCOM to unveil their upcoming film slate, including Between Waves and a number of holiday titles.


Vortex invests in new talent with Don’t Click

The horror feature from first-time director G-Hey Kim is currently in production in Hamilton.

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A71, Vortex launch joint venture

The new entity, V71, will focus on expanding the global selling opportunities for projects acquired and created by the companies.

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Another Wolfcop set for wide Canadian release

Vortex Words + Pictures, A71 Entertainment and Black Fawn Distribution have teamed up to distribute the film.

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Vortex, PCB Productions pact on Frost Road

The action thriller, to be produced by Vortex Words + Pictures’ Bill Marks, will likely be shot in Ontario.

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Deals: 9 Story, Radical Sheep, IndieCan, Vortex

Radical Sheep Productions options three new children’s properties ahead of MIPCOM, and more deals of the week. (9 Story Media’s Peg + Cat pictured.)


Menemsha Films takes Natasha for U.S.

Vortex Words + Pictures has inked a deal with Menemsha Films for the David Bezmozgis-directed drama, to bow at the Atlantic Film Festival this week.

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James Caan, Louis Gossett Jr. topline A Fighting Man

Writer/director Damian Lee’s boxing drama also stars Adam Beach, Famke Janssen and Michael Ironside.