Agnes Poirier

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    United Kingdom - Making film history


    He has been awake since 5.30am and is now, six hours later, roaring his lines for the 11th time in the marble-columned ballroom of Kedleston Hall in rural Derbyshire. Yet the delivery of his political monologue is flawless. UK actor Simon McBurney is the kind of supporting actor that big-budget ...

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    Producer tells Toronto 'to get a lid' on SARS


    Toronto's production industry is reaching a crisis point as the beleaguered city contemplates an ongoing battle against SARS. Producer Don Carmody, who is scheduled to begin production of Resident Evil: Apocalypse on Aug. 11, told Screen International that if the city can't "get a lid on" its SARS situation, "they ...

  • Reviews

    The Italian Job


    Dir: F Gary Gray. US. 2003. 111 mins.

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    Film Movement takes Shum's Long Life


    New York-based Film Movement has taken all US rights to Mina Shum's Long Life, Happiness And Prosperity. The film is set for limited theatrical release in the autumn and through Film Movement's subscription-based DVD film club.

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    Canadian cinema to enjoy worldwide roadshow


    The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) is expanding its Film Circuit initiative beyond Canada, backing events in Europe, Egypt and Mexico and three events in the US.

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    Imax, CAA extend project hunting agreement


    Imax Corp. said it is extending its March 2002 agreement with CAA.

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    Montreal festival deprived of 'A-list' status


    The Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) has lost its prestigious Category 1 (colloquially referred to as "A-list") accreditation from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

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    MGM, Rogers sign VOD pact


    MGM Home Entertainment and Rogers Cable have signed an agreement that will see some of the studio's pictures on the Canadian cable company's VOD service.

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    Alliance Atlantis plans Foolproof Canadian release


    Alliance Atlantis plans to release its fully-financed caper picture Foolproof on 225 screens on Oct. 3, the widest-ever release for an English-Canadian film.

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    Film Council, BBC, NFB team for $2.6m feature doc fund


    The UK's Film Council and the BBC have partnered with Canada's National Film Board (NFB) to create a $2.6m (Euros 2.1m) fund dedicated to the production of feature-length documentaries for theatrical release.

  • Reviews

    The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions Barbares)


    Dir. Denys Arcand. Canada-France. 2003. 111mins.

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    3D films enter new box office dimension


    TwoImax large-format 3D films, T-Rex: Back To The Cretaceous and Space Station, passed box office milestones this week, havingearned $75m and $50m respectively.

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    Toronto Festival puts Brazil in spotlight


    The cinema of Brazil has been selected for the NationalCinema programme at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Sept.4-13.

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    CanWest dumps Firestone as Fireworks fizzles


    Money-losing Fireworks Entertainment has a new leader,following the departure Monday of founding president and CEO Jay Firestone fromparent company CanWest Global Communications.

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    Nordic films dominate Toronto children's festival


    Finnish filmmakerKlaus Haro's Elina continued its winning ways, taking theYoung People's Jury Award at the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festivalfor Children, which wrapped this weekend. Elina, from Sweden, won theCrystal Bear at the Berlinale's Kinderfilmfest in February, and top prizes atthe Montreal International Children's Film Festival and Sweden's BUFF, a ...

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    Toronto breathes again after WHO warning rescinded


    The World HealthOrganisation yesterday lifted its travel advice against non-essential travel toToronto, effective today. It is a welcome relief for Canada'slargest production centre, which was bracing for a collapse of US productions.The city suffered an instantaneous downturn in tourism and convention businesswhen WHO posted the advice April 23. As of ...

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    Ghosts Of The Abyss


    Dir: James Cameron. US. 2003. 59mins.

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    Matrix sequels get domestic IMAX releases


    Upcoming Warner Brosblockbuster Matrix Reloaded andNovember release The Matrix Revolutions, the second and third films in the Wachowski Brothers' trilogy,will be released in large-format Imax cinemas in North America and, potentially,internationally.

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    Toronto Film Festival announces 'Festival Centre' complex


    The Toronto InternationalFilm Festival Group (TIFFG) today (Tues) launched its new initiative to createFestival Centre, a film complex in Toronto located on the corner of King andJohn Streets which will consist of a five-storey podium building and aresidential condominium development.

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    Alliance Atlantis renews pact with Miramax till 2006


    Toronto-based AllianceAtlantis and has renewed its long-standing sub-distribution pact with MiramaxFilms. The all-rights, all-media deal encompasses all Miramax and Dimensionproduct through December 2006.

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