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    Delphis does aggressive business on Arthy's Fighter


    Montreal sales house Delphis Films has wrapped a number of international deals on Natasha Arthy's Fighter. The film, which premiered in the Berlinale 14+ competition and will screen at Tribeca, has sold to more than a dozen countries, including Momentum for the UK, Europacorp for France, Hopscotch for Australia, VCL ...

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    Canadian Film Centre, NFB launched theatrical doc programme


    The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will launch Canada's first programme to develop theatrical documentaries. Announced today at Toronto's Hot Docs festival, the CFC NFB Feature Documentary Program will begin in January 2009 with the goal of developing feature documentaries for international cinema ...

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    Hays and Mullen join TIFF Canadian programming team


    The Toronto International Film Festival has added two new faces to its Canadian programming team. Montreal-based academic and film journalist Matthew Hays joins Jesse Wente and Steve Gravestock on the feature film selection committee.Programming veteran Kathleen Mullen will handle the Short Cuts Canada selection for TIFF 2008 along with programmers ...

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    Bornedal's The Substitute wins audience award at Sprockets


    Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal's The Substitute won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 11th Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children. The story follows a group of school children who suspect their substitute teacher may be an alien. Best animated film honours went to US filmmaker ...

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    Miramax ends Alliance alliance in Canada


    Miramax Films has ended its 14-year Canadian distribution relationship with Toronto-based Alliance Films. On April 11, the US distributor released Smart People in Canada through its status as a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios. It marks the end of a second long-term relationship for Alliance, following the February decision by ...

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    Canadian producers seek Criminal Code reference in tax amendment


    Canada's film production representatives are calling for the federal government to amend controversial tax legislation by making reference to the nation's Criminal Code. In a presentation to the Canadian Senate today, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Association des producteurs de films et de television du ...

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    Canwest commits $4m to new documentary support programme


    Canwest Global Communications has committed $4m to a new documentary support programme, the Canwest-Hot Docs Funds. The new programme, which consists of a $3m completion fund and a $1m development fund, will be managed and dispersed through the Toronto-based Hot Docs International Documentary Festival over the next seven years. The ...

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    Telefilm Canada backs 10 English-language features


    Telefilm Canada has announced investments in ten English-language features, including new projects from Deepa Mehta and Denis Villeneuve, two low-budget pictures and a feature documentary.Mehta's cultural and political comedy What's Cooking deals with the bewilderment and confusion that results when a first-generation Canadian accepts a diplomatic post in the Indian ...

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    Canadian conservative tax law boosts provocative drama


    A furore in the Canadian film business could be the catalyst for a rare local English-language hit.Thanks to a vaguely-written amendment to Canada's tax code, the Canadian government may soon have the power to strip local producers of their tax credit should it decide their film is 'contrary to public ...

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    Minister will consult Canadian film industry on tax credit guidelines


    Canada's Heritage Minister has agreed to consult with the nation's film and television production community in drafting new tax credit guidelines. The move comes in wake of producers' complaints that proposed amendments to Canada's tax law could threaten their access to production tax credits should a production be deemed 'contrary ...

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    John Smith's $6m Love And Savagery rolls in Ireland


    John N. Smith's Canada-Ireland coproduction Love And Savagery begins shooting today in County Clare, Ireland. The $6.3m (C$6.5m) production reunites Smith, screenwriter Des Walsh and director of photography Pierre Latarte, the creative team behind the acclaimed 1992 production The Boys Of St. Vincent.Set in 1968, Love And Savagery follows a ...

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    IMAX signs three separate deals in Russia


    IMAX Corp. has signed three separate deals with Russian firms to install large-format digital projection systems in three cities: Sochi, Nizinhy Novogorod and in Siberia's Novosibirsk. All three cinemas, the first of their kind in the nation, are expected to be installed between 2009 and 2011.The Sochi facility will be ...

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    E1 acquires THINKFilm's Canadian assets


    Entertainment One (E1) and THINKFilm have signed a three-year all-rights output deal that will see E1 distributing THINKFilm's motion pictures in Canada through 2010. E1 has also acquired Canadian rights to THINKFilm's 235-title library for the remainder of the term that THINKFilm holds license to the properties. The content will ...

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    Montreal to throw spotlight on Bavarian Cinema for 32nd event


    The Montreal World Film Festival will spotlight filmmaking from Bavaria at its upcoming 32nd edition. Festival president Serge Losique told Screendaily it was too early to announce any titles. A major delegation of Bavaria-based producers and filmmakers along with representatives of regional funding agency FFF Bayern will attend the event, ...

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    IMAX, Northstar Media pact on 21-title library sales package


    IMAX Corp. and US television sales outfit Northstar Media have signed a multi-media distribution agreement that will see Northstar handling worldwide rights on a 21-title package of HD IMAX titles for television, VOD, mobile, and broadband. Compiled under the moniker, the IMAX XXI Film Package, the library slate features such ...

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    US exhibitor Regal adds 30 IMAX digital screens


    Regal Entertainment Group and IMAX Corp. have signed a joint venture agreement that will see an addition 30 digital projection systems to the Regal Cinemas circuit.The deal, which covers 20 major US markets, greatly expands a previously announced joint venture of eight screens and will raise Regal's IMAX screen count ...

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    Yari Film Group drops Alliance for E1 as Canadian output partner


    Bob Yari's Yari Film Group has dropped Alliance Films as its Canadian partner in favour of fast-rising Canadian entertainment group Entertainment One (E1).YFG and E1 have signed an exclusive all-rights deal that will see YFG's films released through E1's Seville Pictures subsidiary through 2010.The pact, which begins with the August-scheduled ...

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    Gunnarson's Air India 182 has world premiere at Hot Docs


    Sturla Gunnarson's Air India 182 will be one of several Canadian feature documentaries to make its world premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, April 17-27. The 15th edition unveiled its complete line-up at a press conference in Toronto this morning. Also announced were the 35 projects up ...

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    Kimberly Peirce on Stop Loss


    Kimberly Peirce was in New York on the day of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks and recalls vividly her emotional devastation at the sight of the towers' collapse.In the tense aftermath, she began reflecting on how her life and the lives of those around her had fundamentally changed.Her grandfather ...

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    Vancouver's Anagram scores output deal with Maple Pictures


    Vancouver-based production house Anagram Pictures and Toronto-based distributor Maple Pictures have established a multi-year, multi-picture output deal as part of Telefilm Canada's Slate Development Pilot Programme. The first two pictures in the slate are ecological thriller The Thaw and sci-fi thriller Falling Awake. Anagram made a critical if not a ...