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Cracking the audience code

From Playback magazine: Big data is a big buzzword, but is it of any use to indie filmmakers and distributors?

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CBC, CineCoup and JFL launch comedy accelerator

The winner of the competition will receive $500,000 in production financing for a half-hour comedy special that will air on the CBC.

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Fantasia film fest fills out Canadian lineup for 18th edition

The Montreal genre event booked world bows for the latest films by Simon Boisvert, Nick Szostakiwskyj and Maude Michaud.


WolfCop opens to $30K B.O.

The werewolf comedy is expanding beyond its home province this weekend to Cineplex screens in Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax and Winnipeg.

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Raven Banner takes int’l rights to WolfCop

The genre producer/distributor is heading to the Cannes market this May with the inaugural feature film from the CineCoup film accelerator.


Wolfcop secures lead as horror pic starts Saskatchewan shoot

The feature, set for a 17-day shoot in Regina and Moose Jaw, will be released in Cineplex theatres in 2014.


Cinecoup’s Wolfcop to shoot in Saskatchewan

Filming of WolfCop will start Oct. 7 in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, ahead of a March 2014 theatrical release for the picture via Cineplex.

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Bill Marks joins CineCoup as head of production

The film accelerator is also co-hosting a networking event with Telefilm Canada this Friday at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival.


Regina’s Wolfcop wins inaugural CineCoup competition

Producers Bernie Hernando and Hugh Patterson and writer/director Lowell Dean must now decide whether or not to shoot in Saskatchewan, which ditched its much-needed refundable film tax credit.

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Behind-the-scenes with the CineCoup top five – part one

The teams behind Wolfcop and Uprising discuss learning media savviness, how to pitch, implementing fan feedback and finding their audiences.

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CineCoup unveils top five projects

(UPDATED) The top five filmmaking teams will pitch their projects to a panel of industry experts at the Banff World Media Festival June 10.