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  • Sundance Grand Jury Winner ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ to Hit Theaters June 29
    Wednesday February 29th 2012

    Fox Searchlight has announced that it will give Beasts of the Southern Wild a limited platform release beginning June 29. Behn Zeitlin’s debut feature won the narrative grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Searchlight purchased U.S. rights to the gritty drama during the festival for nearly $1 million.

  • CanCon at the Oscars: Patrick Doyon is no Philippe Falardeau
    Tuesday February 28th 2012

    Philippe Falardeau is the one getting all the headline-grabbing Oscar buzz ’round these parts, but he’s not the only Montreal filmmaker up for an Academy Award this year. Patrick Doyon is also in the Oscar hunt and, in sharp contrast to the seasoned Falardeau, 32-year-old Doyon has been invited to the biggest show in the movie business with his very first professional film.

  • For new releases in Canada, it’s still the big screen or nothing
    Monday February 27th 2012

    It’s a 30-year-old dream that’s finally coming true. Sort of. When the first Canadian pay-TV channels launched in the early 1980s, plenty of viewers mistakenly believed they were going be able to watch the same movies that were playing down at the local multiplex. They didn’t realize that the movie-distribution business operated according to a very rigid set of rules which meant films wouldn’t appear on pay-TV for at least a year after hitting theatres.

  • Oscars 2012 and Genies 2012: Canada and Hollywood honour same films, casts
    Friday February 24th 2012

    For Genie and Oscar, it’s “an alignment of the stars.” So says Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. This year marks the biggest crossover of Genie-nominated Canadian films ever that are also being recognized with Oscar nominations. “I don’t remember that happening before,” says a delighted Stephenson. “It’s a very hot year for Canadian film.” Indeed it is. Although the Genie nominations may not exactly mirror Oscar’s picks, it’s an impressive list of five films:

  • Geminis put international co-productions in new category
    Thursday February 23rd 2012

    The Gemini Awards, which celebrate the best in Canadian TV, have changed the rules to put big-budget co-productions such as The Tudors and The Borgias in a separate category. The changes were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and take effect for the 2012 awards. In the past few years, international co-productions have outshone homegrown dramas in the best drama category.

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  • Sundance Grand Jury Winner ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ to Hit Theaters June 29
    Wednesday February 29th 2012

    Fox Searchlight has announced that it will give Beasts of the Southern Wild a limited platform release beginning June 29. Behn Zeitlin’s debut feature won the narrative grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Searchlight purchased U.S. rights to the gritty drama during the festival for nearly $1 million.

  • CanCon at the Oscars: Patrick Doyon is no Philippe Falardeau
    Tuesday February 28th 2012

    Philippe Falardeau is the one getting all the headline-grabbing Oscar buzz ’round these parts, but he’s not the only Montreal filmmaker up for an Academy Award this year. Patrick Doyon is also in the Oscar hunt and, in sharp contrast to the seasoned Falardeau, 32-year-old Doyon has been invited to the biggest show in the movie business with his very first professional film.

  • For new releases in Canada, it’s still the big screen or nothing
    Monday February 27th 2012

    It’s a 30-year-old dream that’s finally coming true. Sort of. When the first Canadian pay-TV channels launched in the early 1980s, plenty of viewers mistakenly believed they were going be able to watch the same movies that were playing down at the local multiplex. They didn’t realize that the movie-distribution business operated according to a very rigid set of rules which meant films wouldn’t appear on pay-TV for at least a year after hitting theatres.

  • Oscars 2012 and Genies 2012: Canada and Hollywood honour same films, casts
    Friday February 24th 2012

    For Genie and Oscar, it’s “an alignment of the stars.” So says Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. This year marks the biggest crossover of Genie-nominated Canadian films ever that are also being recognized with Oscar nominations. “I don’t remember that happening before,” says a delighted Stephenson. “It’s a very hot year for Canadian film.” Indeed it is. Although the Genie nominations may not exactly mirror Oscar’s picks, it’s an impressive list of five films:

  • Geminis put international co-productions in new category
    Thursday February 23rd 2012

    The Gemini Awards, which celebrate the best in Canadian TV, have changed the rules to put big-budget co-productions such as The Tudors and The Borgias in a separate category. The changes were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and take effect for the 2012 awards. In the past few years, international co-productions have outshone homegrown dramas in the best drama category.

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Archives for: February 20125
  • Sundance Grand Jury Winner ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ to Hit Theaters June 29
    Wednesday February 29th 2012

    Fox Searchlight has announced that it will give Beasts of the Southern Wild a limited platform release beginning June 29. Behn Zeitlin’s debut feature won the narrative grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Searchlight purchased U.S. rights to the gritty drama during the festival for nearly $1 million.

  • CanCon at the Oscars: Patrick Doyon is no Philippe Falardeau
    Tuesday February 28th 2012

    Philippe Falardeau is the one getting all the headline-grabbing Oscar buzz ’round these parts, but he’s not the only Montreal filmmaker up for an Academy Award this year. Patrick Doyon is also in the Oscar hunt and, in sharp contrast to the seasoned Falardeau, 32-year-old Doyon has been invited to the biggest show in the movie business with his very first professional film.

  • For new releases in Canada, it’s still the big screen or nothing
    Monday February 27th 2012

    It’s a 30-year-old dream that’s finally coming true. Sort of. When the first Canadian pay-TV channels launched in the early 1980s, plenty of viewers mistakenly believed they were going be able to watch the same movies that were playing down at the local multiplex. They didn’t realize that the movie-distribution business operated according to a very rigid set of rules which meant films wouldn’t appear on pay-TV for at least a year after hitting theatres.

  • Oscars 2012 and Genies 2012: Canada and Hollywood honour same films, casts
    Friday February 24th 2012

    For Genie and Oscar, it’s “an alignment of the stars.” So says Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. This year marks the biggest crossover of Genie-nominated Canadian films ever that are also being recognized with Oscar nominations. “I don’t remember that happening before,” says a delighted Stephenson. “It’s a very hot year for Canadian film.” Indeed it is. Although the Genie nominations may not exactly mirror Oscar’s picks, it’s an impressive list of five films:

  • Geminis put international co-productions in new category
    Thursday February 23rd 2012

    The Gemini Awards, which celebrate the best in Canadian TV, have changed the rules to put big-budget co-productions such as The Tudors and The Borgias in a separate category. The changes were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and take effect for the 2012 awards. In the past few years, international co-productions have outshone homegrown dramas in the best drama category.

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