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  • Toronto slates environmental docus
    Wednesday July 30th 2008

    The Toronto International Film Festival will go green in September with world premieres for Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.” and Dan Stone’s “At the Edge of the World,” a profile of Canadian eco-warrior Paul Watson’s fight with Japanese whaling vessels in the Antarctica Sea. Of the 26 documentaries unveiled by Toronto programmers Tuesday, 14 hail from the U.S., underlining increasing equity financing and other private investment in American documentaries, according to Thom Powers, the festival’s documentary programmer.

  • Lionsgate taps $340 mil credit
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    Vancouver-based Lionsgate has landed a $340 million credit facility in an extremely tough lending environment. The mega-indie is close to wrapping the five-year borrowing base pact led by JPMorgan with help from Wachovia Bank. It can be upped to $500 million and replaces the previous $215 million credit facility, also with JPMorgan. Not only is the deal closing, but the terms are more favorable than the previous go-round.

  • Canada’s CBC and ABC wedded to teen sitcom
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    ABC has teamed with Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on the new sitcom “18 to Life,” the first time that a U.S. and Canadian network have collaborated on a comedy in the pilot stage. The Montreal-set sitcom was developed for the Canadian public broadcaster, but now also will be screened with the rest of ABC’s pilots for series consideration. Three Canadian series — private broadcaster CTV’s dramas “Flashpoint” and “The Listener,” and CBC’s comedy “Sophie” — have found U.S. homes the past year on CBS, NBC and ABC Family, respectively.

  • Sutherland expands rental stock
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    Joe Sutherland Rentals expanded their rental stock today with the first of their order for Sony PDW 700 XDCam HD 4.2.2 cameras. They also expect to have PMW EX3′s before the end of the week. The company will hold information sessions for clients eager to preview these cameras. Call Joe[…]

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 07/25/08 to 07/27/08
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    FilmTotalThe Dark Knight, WARNER BROS.$75,166,466Step Brothers, SONY$30,940,732Mamma Mia!, Universal$17,746,725The X-Files: I Want to Believe, FOX$10,021,753Journey to the Center of the Earth, WARNER BROS.$9,717,217Hancock, SONY$8,311,123Wall-E, DISNEY$6,422,186Hellboy II: The Golden Army, UNIVERSAL$5,100,305Space Chimps, FOX$4,536,838Wanted, UNIVERSAL$2,738,550

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Archives for: July 20085
  • Toronto slates environmental docus
    Wednesday July 30th 2008

    The Toronto International Film Festival will go green in September with world premieres for Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.” and Dan Stone’s “At the Edge of the World,” a profile of Canadian eco-warrior Paul Watson’s fight with Japanese whaling vessels in the Antarctica Sea. Of the 26 documentaries unveiled by Toronto programmers Tuesday, 14 hail from the U.S., underlining increasing equity financing and other private investment in American documentaries, according to Thom Powers, the festival’s documentary programmer.

  • Lionsgate taps $340 mil credit
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    Vancouver-based Lionsgate has landed a $340 million credit facility in an extremely tough lending environment. The mega-indie is close to wrapping the five-year borrowing base pact led by JPMorgan with help from Wachovia Bank. It can be upped to $500 million and replaces the previous $215 million credit facility, also with JPMorgan. Not only is the deal closing, but the terms are more favorable than the previous go-round.

  • Canada’s CBC and ABC wedded to teen sitcom
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    ABC has teamed with Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on the new sitcom “18 to Life,” the first time that a U.S. and Canadian network have collaborated on a comedy in the pilot stage. The Montreal-set sitcom was developed for the Canadian public broadcaster, but now also will be screened with the rest of ABC’s pilots for series consideration. Three Canadian series — private broadcaster CTV’s dramas “Flashpoint” and “The Listener,” and CBC’s comedy “Sophie” — have found U.S. homes the past year on CBS, NBC and ABC Family, respectively.

  • Sutherland expands rental stock
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    Joe Sutherland Rentals expanded their rental stock today with the first of their order for Sony PDW 700 XDCam HD 4.2.2 cameras. They also expect to have PMW EX3′s before the end of the week. The company will hold information sessions for clients eager to preview these cameras. Call Joe[…]

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 07/25/08 to 07/27/08
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    FilmTotalThe Dark Knight, WARNER BROS.$75,166,466Step Brothers, SONY$30,940,732Mamma Mia!, Universal$17,746,725The X-Files: I Want to Believe, FOX$10,021,753Journey to the Center of the Earth, WARNER BROS.$9,717,217Hancock, SONY$8,311,123Wall-E, DISNEY$6,422,186Hellboy II: The Golden Army, UNIVERSAL$5,100,305Space Chimps, FOX$4,536,838Wanted, UNIVERSAL$2,738,550

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ARCHIVES

Archives for: July 20085
  • Toronto slates environmental docus
    Wednesday July 30th 2008

    The Toronto International Film Festival will go green in September with world premieres for Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.” and Dan Stone’s “At the Edge of the World,” a profile of Canadian eco-warrior Paul Watson’s fight with Japanese whaling vessels in the Antarctica Sea. Of the 26 documentaries unveiled by Toronto programmers Tuesday, 14 hail from the U.S., underlining increasing equity financing and other private investment in American documentaries, according to Thom Powers, the festival’s documentary programmer.

  • Lionsgate taps $340 mil credit
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    Vancouver-based Lionsgate has landed a $340 million credit facility in an extremely tough lending environment. The mega-indie is close to wrapping the five-year borrowing base pact led by JPMorgan with help from Wachovia Bank. It can be upped to $500 million and replaces the previous $215 million credit facility, also with JPMorgan. Not only is the deal closing, but the terms are more favorable than the previous go-round.

  • Canada’s CBC and ABC wedded to teen sitcom
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    ABC has teamed with Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on the new sitcom “18 to Life,” the first time that a U.S. and Canadian network have collaborated on a comedy in the pilot stage. The Montreal-set sitcom was developed for the Canadian public broadcaster, but now also will be screened with the rest of ABC’s pilots for series consideration. Three Canadian series — private broadcaster CTV’s dramas “Flashpoint” and “The Listener,” and CBC’s comedy “Sophie” — have found U.S. homes the past year on CBS, NBC and ABC Family, respectively.

  • Sutherland expands rental stock
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    Joe Sutherland Rentals expanded their rental stock today with the first of their order for Sony PDW 700 XDCam HD 4.2.2 cameras. They also expect to have PMW EX3′s before the end of the week. The company will hold information sessions for clients eager to preview these cameras. Call Joe[…]

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 07/25/08 to 07/27/08
    Tuesday July 29th 2008

    FilmTotalThe Dark Knight, WARNER BROS.$75,166,466Step Brothers, SONY$30,940,732Mamma Mia!, Universal$17,746,725The X-Files: I Want to Believe, FOX$10,021,753Journey to the Center of the Earth, WARNER BROS.$9,717,217Hancock, SONY$8,311,123Wall-E, DISNEY$6,422,186Hellboy II: The Golden Army, UNIVERSAL$5,100,305Space Chimps, FOX$4,536,838Wanted, UNIVERSAL$2,738,550

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