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  • THE BRIEF: Imagine
    Wednesday June 22nd 2011

    By TO411Daily Columnist Linda Chandler In the middle of May, I received an email from my friend, the great DDB Art Director, Bob Matsumoto.* He told me about his year-long project as Chairmain of a momentous advertising event: A 60s Doyle Dane Bernbach- New York Reunion. It was for writers and[…]

  • Netflix Threatens Canada Culture, Quebecor CEO Says
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    June 21 (Bloomberg) — Online video providers such as Netflix Inc. and Apple Inc. are threatening Canada’s broadcasting industry and culture and companies shouldn’t face increased regulation as they take on this threat, said Quebecor Inc. Chief Executive Officer Pierre Karl Peladeau. The broadcasting regulator shouldn’t burden Canadian broadcasters and[…]

  • Quebec film La Grande Seduction gets triple remake
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    Three international remakes of the 2003 Quebec film La Grande Seduction are poised to woo the world, with the first set to go before the cameras in Newfoundland and Labrador on Aug. 28. Other versions will be turned out in French by France’s Societe Miroir Magique and in Italian by Cattleya in the spring. After winning several awards, including the 2004 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, La Grande Seduction was recommended for an English-language remake by European producers shortly after it came out, says producer Roger Frappier.

  • Alliance Films On Verge of Acquiring rival Canadian distributor Maple Pictures
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    Canadian indie distributor Alliance Films is close to a deal to acquire rival Maple Pictures, which includes a minority stake held by Lionsgate, for $38 million. But Alliance Films topper Victor Loewy on Monday dismissed as “painfully untrue” a media report that the acquisition will unleash a bloodbath at Maple Pictures, which is headed up by co-presidents Laurie May and Brad Pelman. Loewy said no decision on a final job count at Maple has been made before his company takes possession of the rival.

  • Canada out of the running in PR
    Monday June 20th 2011

    While Canada was shut out of Monday’s PR Lions competition in Cannes, the jury offered thoughts on the award’s value to the PR industry and tried to stoke interest in the competition for future events. Canada had only three entries in the competition submitted by two non-PR agencies: Grey Canada and Cloudraker. Indeed, most of the Lion winners appeared to be full-service ad agencies.

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  • THE BRIEF: Imagine
    Wednesday June 22nd 2011

    By TO411Daily Columnist Linda Chandler In the middle of May, I received an email from my friend, the great DDB Art Director, Bob Matsumoto.* He told me about his year-long project as Chairmain of a momentous advertising event: A 60s Doyle Dane Bernbach- New York Reunion. It was for writers and[…]

  • Netflix Threatens Canada Culture, Quebecor CEO Says
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    June 21 (Bloomberg) — Online video providers such as Netflix Inc. and Apple Inc. are threatening Canada’s broadcasting industry and culture and companies shouldn’t face increased regulation as they take on this threat, said Quebecor Inc. Chief Executive Officer Pierre Karl Peladeau. The broadcasting regulator shouldn’t burden Canadian broadcasters and[…]

  • Quebec film La Grande Seduction gets triple remake
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    Three international remakes of the 2003 Quebec film La Grande Seduction are poised to woo the world, with the first set to go before the cameras in Newfoundland and Labrador on Aug. 28. Other versions will be turned out in French by France’s Societe Miroir Magique and in Italian by Cattleya in the spring. After winning several awards, including the 2004 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, La Grande Seduction was recommended for an English-language remake by European producers shortly after it came out, says producer Roger Frappier.

  • Alliance Films On Verge of Acquiring rival Canadian distributor Maple Pictures
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    Canadian indie distributor Alliance Films is close to a deal to acquire rival Maple Pictures, which includes a minority stake held by Lionsgate, for $38 million. But Alliance Films topper Victor Loewy on Monday dismissed as “painfully untrue” a media report that the acquisition will unleash a bloodbath at Maple Pictures, which is headed up by co-presidents Laurie May and Brad Pelman. Loewy said no decision on a final job count at Maple has been made before his company takes possession of the rival.

  • Canada out of the running in PR
    Monday June 20th 2011

    While Canada was shut out of Monday’s PR Lions competition in Cannes, the jury offered thoughts on the award’s value to the PR industry and tried to stoke interest in the competition for future events. Canada had only three entries in the competition submitted by two non-PR agencies: Grey Canada and Cloudraker. Indeed, most of the Lion winners appeared to be full-service ad agencies.

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Archives for: June 20115
  • THE BRIEF: Imagine
    Wednesday June 22nd 2011

    By TO411Daily Columnist Linda Chandler In the middle of May, I received an email from my friend, the great DDB Art Director, Bob Matsumoto.* He told me about his year-long project as Chairmain of a momentous advertising event: A 60s Doyle Dane Bernbach- New York Reunion. It was for writers and[…]

  • Netflix Threatens Canada Culture, Quebecor CEO Says
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    June 21 (Bloomberg) — Online video providers such as Netflix Inc. and Apple Inc. are threatening Canada’s broadcasting industry and culture and companies shouldn’t face increased regulation as they take on this threat, said Quebecor Inc. Chief Executive Officer Pierre Karl Peladeau. The broadcasting regulator shouldn’t burden Canadian broadcasters and[…]

  • Quebec film La Grande Seduction gets triple remake
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    Three international remakes of the 2003 Quebec film La Grande Seduction are poised to woo the world, with the first set to go before the cameras in Newfoundland and Labrador on Aug. 28. Other versions will be turned out in French by France’s Societe Miroir Magique and in Italian by Cattleya in the spring. After winning several awards, including the 2004 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, La Grande Seduction was recommended for an English-language remake by European producers shortly after it came out, says producer Roger Frappier.

  • Alliance Films On Verge of Acquiring rival Canadian distributor Maple Pictures
    Tuesday June 21st 2011

    Canadian indie distributor Alliance Films is close to a deal to acquire rival Maple Pictures, which includes a minority stake held by Lionsgate, for $38 million. But Alliance Films topper Victor Loewy on Monday dismissed as “painfully untrue” a media report that the acquisition will unleash a bloodbath at Maple Pictures, which is headed up by co-presidents Laurie May and Brad Pelman. Loewy said no decision on a final job count at Maple has been made before his company takes possession of the rival.

  • Canada out of the running in PR
    Monday June 20th 2011

    While Canada was shut out of Monday’s PR Lions competition in Cannes, the jury offered thoughts on the award’s value to the PR industry and tried to stoke interest in the competition for future events. Canada had only three entries in the competition submitted by two non-PR agencies: Grey Canada and Cloudraker. Indeed, most of the Lion winners appeared to be full-service ad agencies.

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