Wednesday, July 17, 2019

HOW UNPLANNED MADE IT TO 56 THEATRES ACROSS CANADA

Despite being called 'hate propaganda,' the anti-abortion movie has bucked all trends

NFB POSTPONES RELEASE OF STRATEGIC PLAN AMID DISPUTE WITH CREATORS

A group of more than 250 freelance directors known as ONF/NFB Creation say they hope this means Joli-Coeur will address the concerns they’ve raised for over two years about the film board’s budget expenditures and workplace culture.

SPIKE LEE IS COMING TO TORONTO FOR DO THE RIGHT THING

Film buffs rejoice, because (finally) Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee is headed to Toronto.

NETFLIX CANADA RELEASED THE TRAILER FOR A NEW SCI-FI SERIES AND PEOPLE AREN’T IMPRESSED

The series stars the likes of Katee Sackhoff, Justin Chatwin, and Selma Blair.

CANADALAND’S ‘THUNDER BAY’ PODCAST ABOUT DEATHS OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH TO BE ADAPTED FOR TV

A true-crime podcast probing the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., is set to be adapted for the small screen.

23RD FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEEDS OFF OF REALITY

"The world is going to more frightening places, and genre films express that worry, anger and devastation," says Mitch Davis, co-director of the beloved Montreal festival, which returns from July 11 to Aug. 1.

HOLLYWOOD BRINGING LOTS OF LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION TO MONTREAL THIS SUMMER

Hollywood filming has picked up big time in recent weeks in Montreal, with films like the Kevin Hart vehicle Fatherhood and the musical bio-pic Spinning Gold.

ATTENTION FILM/TV PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION COMPANIES – SURVEY ON THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN LOCATION...

Canadian Heritage is conducting a 15-20 minute survey to study the effects of foreign location and service (FLS) production in Canada on the Canadian film and television production industry.

SHOULD CANADA LEGALLY FORCE NETFLIX TO PRODUCE CANCON?

A government panel will report on whether streaming services will be required to make Canadian programming, but Netflix is pushing back

QUEBEC FILMS NEED BETTER MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION, SAY DIRECTORS

Toronto-based distribution company Game Theory Films created Quebec On Screen as part of its efforts to shine a light on films from the province.

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