Video Services Corp (VSC) and Magnolia Pictures have signed a two-year multi-platform Canadian distribution deal, under which VSC will release up to 30 films a year exclusively for the Canadian market.

The deal kicked off in January with the release of the award-winning Israeli film Big Bad Wolves, followed in March by Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan.

Other anticipated 2014 releases include horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 and Toronto International Film Festival selections Life’s A Breeze and The Sacrament.

  • Film Movement has picked up US rights from Film Factory to Alejandro Fernandez Alembras’ Sundance world premiere To Kill A Man, currently screening at the EFM. The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release in the US and Canada followed by VOD and DVD roll-out.
  • Music Box Films has picked up North American rights from producer HC Films to Hernán Guerschuny’s Argentine-Chilean co-production El Critico and plans a late 2014 theatrical release.