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  • Filmport opening ceremony postponed
    Saturday May 31st 2008

    The planned ceremonial opening for Toronto’s Filmport has been postponed due to a conflict with Mayor Miller’s appearance before a Senate Committee hearing on controversial Bill C-10. The Mayor was to officiate at the Filmport event on June 5th.

  • Michael Moore pic sells well overseas
    Friday May 30th 2008

    Paramount Vantage has completed international sales of Michael Moore’s follow-up to his record-busting political documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Vantage president Nick Meyer announced Moore’s sequel-of-sorts two weeks ago on the eve of this year’s Festival de Cannes, where the documentarian won the Palme d’Or in 2004. The Oscar-winning Moore has just begun production on the film, a broader examination of America’s foreign policy and tarnished status in the world throughout the Bush administration. “Fahrenheit” grossed $220 million worldwide, the largest boxoffice haul for a doc.

  • CBC adds U.S. content
    Friday May 30th 2008

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is bolstering its U.S. content supply even further this fall after a period in which the broadcaster jettisoned American programming.

  • Sharon Stone’s ‘Karma’ comment gets her banned
    Thursday May 29th 2008

    Sharon Stone’s “karma” comment is having an instant effect on her movie-star status in China. The 50-year-old actress suggested last week that the devastating May 12 earthquake in China could have been the result of bad karma over the government’s treatment of Tibet. That prompted the founder of one of China’s biggest cinema chains to say his company would not show her films in his theaters.

  • Maple Pictures takes ‘Young People’ to pols
    Thursday May 29th 2008

    Canadian distributor Maple Pictures will test-screen a homegrown film with a risque title for an unlikely audience today: Canada’s top politicians and bureaucrats. The romantic comedy, set for a June 13 theatrical release, has caused a media furor as the federal government attempts to pass Bill C-10 into law. The distributor said it aims to make the film available to government officials who might “influence” the passage of Bill C-10 through the Canadian Senate.

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  • Filmport opening ceremony postponed
    Saturday May 31st 2008

    The planned ceremonial opening for Toronto’s Filmport has been postponed due to a conflict with Mayor Miller’s appearance before a Senate Committee hearing on controversial Bill C-10. The Mayor was to officiate at the Filmport event on June 5th.

  • Michael Moore pic sells well overseas
    Friday May 30th 2008

    Paramount Vantage has completed international sales of Michael Moore’s follow-up to his record-busting political documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Vantage president Nick Meyer announced Moore’s sequel-of-sorts two weeks ago on the eve of this year’s Festival de Cannes, where the documentarian won the Palme d’Or in 2004. The Oscar-winning Moore has just begun production on the film, a broader examination of America’s foreign policy and tarnished status in the world throughout the Bush administration. “Fahrenheit” grossed $220 million worldwide, the largest boxoffice haul for a doc.

  • CBC adds U.S. content
    Friday May 30th 2008

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is bolstering its U.S. content supply even further this fall after a period in which the broadcaster jettisoned American programming.

  • Sharon Stone’s ‘Karma’ comment gets her banned
    Thursday May 29th 2008

    Sharon Stone’s “karma” comment is having an instant effect on her movie-star status in China. The 50-year-old actress suggested last week that the devastating May 12 earthquake in China could have been the result of bad karma over the government’s treatment of Tibet. That prompted the founder of one of China’s biggest cinema chains to say his company would not show her films in his theaters.

  • Maple Pictures takes ‘Young People’ to pols
    Thursday May 29th 2008

    Canadian distributor Maple Pictures will test-screen a homegrown film with a risque title for an unlikely audience today: Canada’s top politicians and bureaucrats. The romantic comedy, set for a June 13 theatrical release, has caused a media furor as the federal government attempts to pass Bill C-10 into law. The distributor said it aims to make the film available to government officials who might “influence” the passage of Bill C-10 through the Canadian Senate.

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Archives for: May 20085
  • Filmport opening ceremony postponed
    Saturday May 31st 2008

    The planned ceremonial opening for Toronto’s Filmport has been postponed due to a conflict with Mayor Miller’s appearance before a Senate Committee hearing on controversial Bill C-10. The Mayor was to officiate at the Filmport event on June 5th.

  • Michael Moore pic sells well overseas
    Friday May 30th 2008

    Paramount Vantage has completed international sales of Michael Moore’s follow-up to his record-busting political documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Vantage president Nick Meyer announced Moore’s sequel-of-sorts two weeks ago on the eve of this year’s Festival de Cannes, where the documentarian won the Palme d’Or in 2004. The Oscar-winning Moore has just begun production on the film, a broader examination of America’s foreign policy and tarnished status in the world throughout the Bush administration. “Fahrenheit” grossed $220 million worldwide, the largest boxoffice haul for a doc.

  • CBC adds U.S. content
    Friday May 30th 2008

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is bolstering its U.S. content supply even further this fall after a period in which the broadcaster jettisoned American programming.

  • Sharon Stone’s ‘Karma’ comment gets her banned
    Thursday May 29th 2008

    Sharon Stone’s “karma” comment is having an instant effect on her movie-star status in China. The 50-year-old actress suggested last week that the devastating May 12 earthquake in China could have been the result of bad karma over the government’s treatment of Tibet. That prompted the founder of one of China’s biggest cinema chains to say his company would not show her films in his theaters.

  • Maple Pictures takes ‘Young People’ to pols
    Thursday May 29th 2008

    Canadian distributor Maple Pictures will test-screen a homegrown film with a risque title for an unlikely audience today: Canada’s top politicians and bureaucrats. The romantic comedy, set for a June 13 theatrical release, has caused a media furor as the federal government attempts to pass Bill C-10 into law. The distributor said it aims to make the film available to government officials who might “influence” the passage of Bill C-10 through the Canadian Senate.

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