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.


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.


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.


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.

Simu Liu

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.

Danis Goulet and Daniel Bekerman

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.