Film

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B.C. producer Arvi Liimatainen dies at 68

During a career that spanned four decades, Liimatainen worked on Canadian films and TV series including CBC dramas Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence.

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Deals: Bravo, Raven Banner, Blue Ant Media

Canadian writer/director Larysa Kondracki serves as showrunner on the Australian drama Picnic At Hanging Rock, which debuts on Bravo next month, plus more.

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Netflix backs National School of Humour screenwriting program

The new initiative is part of the $25 million development fund that Netflix pledged to invest in Canadian creators and talent.

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In brief: United We Fan to make U.S. debut at AFI Docs

Plus: Inside Out introduces its inaugural Innovation Award, Canadian projects head to the New York Television Festival and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 11 to 17, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War takes the top spot, followed by Life of the Party coming in at #2 and I Feel Pretty landing at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 11 to 17, 2018

Indian Horse charges ahead, with La Bolduc at #2 and La Terre Vue Du Coeur at #3.

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The Orchard picks The New Romantic

The New York-headquartered indie distributor has acquired the U.S. rights to Carly Stone’s debut rom-com.

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eOne posts strong growth in TV, family as film revenues slide

The company posted overall year-end revenues of $1.77 billion, with its TV and family segments growing by 19% and 56%, respectively.

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Cameras roll on Ingrid Veninger’s seventh film

Before We Think, produced by pUNK Films, is currently in production in Barcelona.

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Deals: Nelvana, Minds Eye, Guru Studio

Minds Eye Entertainment has inked a deal with Redbox for the U.S. release of its feature The Humanity Bureau, plus more.

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Indiecan Entertainment catches The Birdwatcher

The Toronto-based indie distributor has picked up the North American rights to Siobhan Devine’s debut feature.

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In brief: Netflix boards Canadian Academy’s apprenticeship program

Plus: The Toronto Screenwriting Conference announces its Magee TV winners, Cineplex gives Sharkwater: Extinction a fall release and Deluxe adds to its Vancouver team.