Film

Bad At This

Vice Media, TELUS Fund name recipients of inaugural Take Care incubator

Three documentary projects were greenlit for production, including Jessie Posthumus-directed Bad At This.

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EMA Films’ Anne-Marie Gelinas reflects on The Winter Lake

The Canada/Ireland minority coproduction hits VOD in Canada today, as Gelinas discusses the copro process and the upcoming theatrical release of Beans.

The Cuban

Deals: S.N.A.P. Films, Crave, Nelvana, Guru Studio

Minerva Pictures picks up sales rights for The Cuban for the Pre-Cannes Screenings, Crave acquires Blue Ant Studios docuseries Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, plus the latest kids deals.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for June 11 to 17, 2021

Souterrain remains on the top 10 list at No. 6, led by A Quiet Place Part II and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for June 11 to 17, 2021

Sophie Dupius-directed Souterrain continues to lead, while documentary Ainsi soient-elles debuts at No. 3.

A Cosmic Christmas

Foundation of an animation nation: Nelvana @ 50

From Playback magazine: Since its formation in 1971, Nelvana has helped establish Canada as a global superpower in the field of animation.

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Hollywood Suite, WIFT Toronto team for Indigenous writers program

Announced on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the program will offer mentorship and training to mid-level First Nations, Inuit and Metis writers.

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Canada’s screen leaders look to content-focused future

BANFF ’21: The heads of CMF, Telefilm, BSO, ISO and the CMPA share their view of a platform-agnostic and creator-first future for Canada’s media industry.

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BANFF ’21: Simu Liu addresses the Kim’s Convenience fallout

The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star spoke about his recent social media comments in a conversation during the Banff World Media Festival and the importance of behind-the-scenes representation.

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Danis Goulet to helm new Netflix thriller feature Ivy

The Toronto-shot project is produced by Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films and Tripp Vinson for Vinson Films.

Hot Sheet

Hot sheet: Top 10 films for June 4 to 10, 2021

Souterrain debuts at No. 4 and Les Vieux Chums comes in at No. 10, while A Quiet Place Part II continues to lead.

Hot Sheet

Hot sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for June 4 to 10, 2021

Sophie Dupuis-directed Souterrain makes six-figure debut to lead the list, followed by Les Vieux Chums and La deesse des mouches a feu.