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    Maple acquires Canadian rights to Private Lives Of Pippa Lee


    Toronto-based distributor Maple Pictures has acquired all Canadian rights to director Rebecca Miller's upcoming Berlin title The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee. The film's ensemble cast features Robin Wright Penn in the title role, along with Keanu Reeves, Blake Lively, Alan Arkin, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder and Monica Bellucci.Adapted by ...

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    United States - South of the border


    Like many Canadians in Los Angeles, Marc Hamou left his native land because the opportunities in the US entertainment industry were too rich to ignore. But in this case, Hamou is a talent manager, and many of his clients are Canadians, including actors Jay Baruchel and Michael Cera - that ...

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    E1 Entertainment to distribute Christal Films titles worldwide


    E1 Entertainment (formerly Entertainment One) has signed an exclusive long-term Canadian distribution and international sales agreement with Christal Films Productions for all the Montreal company's feature films worldwide. The deal covers all films produced by Christal founder Christian Larouche. Larouche's distribution company, Christal Films Distribution, declared bankruptcy in May of ...

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    Entertainment One rebrands as E1 Entertainment


    Canadian media company Entertainment One is rebranding its expanding operations under one global banner, E1 Entertainment. The new name comes with a new logo and the integration of its operations in Canada, the US, the UK and Benelux into four main units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 ...

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    Hot Docs to spotlight South Korea, National Film Board


    To that end, the festival's 'Spotlight On' program will commission guest programmers to select their favourite NFB documentaries. 'The National Film Board of Canada is the reason I am a documentary programmer,' said Hot Docs director of programming Sean Farnel in a statement. 'I eagerly await the selections from our ...

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    E1 Films Canada picks up Sundance competitor Cold Souls


    Canadian distributor E1 Films has acquired writer-director Sophie Barthes' Sundance US dramatic competitor Cold Souls. Although the film is represented at Sundance by E1's head of international sales Charlotte Mickie, the Canadian rights were acquired from Cinetic Media. John Hamilton and Richard Rapkowski negotiated on behalf of E1. The film ...

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    IMAX signs digital cinema deal with Russia's Rising Star


    IMAX Corp. and Moscow-based Rising Star Media have signed a deal that will see the installation of Russia's first IMAX digital cinema. Rising Star is a joint venture between US exhibitor National Amusements and Soquel Ventures, the leisure investment group run by Paul Heth, credited with revitalizing the Russian cinema ...

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    Lightning Media signs output deal with E1 for Canada, UK


    Lighting Media and Canadian media company Entertainment One have signed a multi-year output deal that will see E1 distributing Lightning product in Canada through its E1 Films Canada division and in the UK through E1 Films/Contender. The deal, which runs through 2010, was negotiated by Lightning Media co-presidents Rich Goldberg ...

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    Industry veteran Tony Cianicotta lines up with Maple Pictures


    Maple Pictures has signed industry veteran Tony Cianciotta as a senior consultant. His appointment is the second at Maple this month - following that of Susan Smythe-Bishop as vice-president, publicity and promotions - reflecting the growing distribution plans for the Canadian distributor. Maple signed a long-term output deal with Miramax ...

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    IFC Films picks up Canadian Oscar submission Necessities of Life


    US distributor IFC Films has picked up Benoit Pilon's The Necessities Of Life for release in the US. The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in August where it was awarded the Grand Prix of the Jury as well audience prizes for most popular film and most popular ...

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    Before Tomorrow


    Dirs: Marie-Helène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu.Canada. 2008. 93min.

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    Entertainment One picks up Amreeka for Canada and international


    Entertainment One Films Canada (E1) has acquired Canadian and international distribution rights to Cherien Dabis' Sundance US dramatic competitor Amreeka. The US-Canada-Kuwait coproduction charts the journey of a Palestinian family as it joins the larger emigre community in the US and the culture shock that ensues. Dabis, a Palestinian-American and ...

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    Neeson, Moore, Seyfried sign on for Atom Egoyan's Chloe


    Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried are set to star in Atom Egoyan's next picture, Chloe, gearing up for a February shoot in Toronto. With a screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus), the film will be produced through Ivan Reitman and Tom ...

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    Maple Pictures hires Susan Smythe-Bishop


    Veteran publicity and marketing executive Susan Smythe-Bishop has joined Toronto-based Maple Pictures as vice-president, publicity and promotions. She will share the title alongside current vice-president Angie Burns. Widely-respected for her publicity acumen, Smythe-Bishop is returning from a self-imposed sabbatical after nearly 16 years at Alliance in its various guises and ...

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    My Winnipeg wins inaugural Toronto critic's Best Canadian Film Award


    Guy Maddin’s meta-documentary My Winnipeg won the inaugural C$10,000 Rogers Best Canadian FilmAward as the Toronto Film Critics Association held its first awards gala in Toronto Tuesday night.

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    Patrice Theroux to chair Canadian distributors' lobby


    Entertainment One president of filmed entertainment Patrice Theroux has been appointed chair of the Canadian Association of Films Distributors and Exporters (CAFDE). He replaces outgoing chair Victor Loewy, chairman and CEO of Alliance Films. The trade association represents the interests of Canadian-owned distribution companies - including Alliance, E1 Films Canada, ...

  • Wendy And Lucy

    Toronto critics pick Wendy And Lucy as Best Film


    Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy was Best Picture and the film’s star Michelle Williams earned the Best Actress nod as the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) announced its 2008 honours.

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    Adoration, Fifty Dead Men, Before Tomorrow among Canada's Top Ten


    Atom Egoyan's Adoration, Kari Skogland's Fifty Dead Men Walking and Marie-Helène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu's Sundance 2009 World Cinema competitor Before Tomorrow were among the features selected as Canada's Top Ten for 2008. Organized by the Toronto International Film Festival Group, the eighth annual presentation celebrates the year in ...

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    Canadian producer Stephen J Roth dies at the age of 67


    Stephen J. Roth, a Toronto-based film and television producer, died on Friday, December 12. He was 67.Roth, a lawyer by training, was a founder along with Robert Lantos and Victor Loewy of RSL Productions, the company that launched Lantos’ career in the Canadian film industry. Roth’s name was behind a ...

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    Paramount to release JJ Abrams' Star Trek on IMAX


    Paramount Pictures will release its Star Trek prequel day and date worldwide in conventional cinemas and IMAX on May 9, 2009. The latest in a long and successful run of television and film series, the new film in the franchise chronicles the early days of Starship Enterprise Captain James T. ...