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  • Ontario film tax credits reduced, a knock to industry’s tax stability
    Thursday April 30th 2015

    “In Toronto, last year, we saw almost $700 million worth of domestic production. That’s something we always wished for – a robust domestic industry in this country. And now we have it.” Those comments were made by the president of ACTRA Toronto, David Sparrow, in a recent BNN interview. ACTRA is the union representing professional performers working in Canada’s English media. Just one day after Sparrow’s remarks, the Ontario government unveiled its 2015 budget, which included plans to reduce tax incentives for the film industry.

  • Hot Docs: Film premiere brings online threats
    Wednesday April 29th 2015

    Security is being added for Parvez Sharma, 41, the gay Muslim director of A Sinner in Mecca, following online threats ahead of his film’s world premiere at Hot Docs Wednesday. “It’s (being done) out of an abundance of caution,” said Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie. “It’s obviously a film[…]

  • Atom Egoyan supporting National Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday April 29th 2015

    Canadian film is an endangered species, says director Atom Egoyan. Because of that belief, he and fellow filmmakers are throwing their weight behind National Canadian Film Day on Wednesday, a day set aside to promote and make available homegrown features in communities across the country. More than 150 public and private screening events are set to take place in a wide range of venues including theatres, libraries, retailers, and schools, with films also available on television and online.

  • Canada’s Xavier Dolan to serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury
    Tuesday April 21st 2015

    Montreal director Xavier Dolan has been selected to serve on the jury at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, festival directors announced today. Together, the jury will vote on which of the festival’s competing films will win which awards, including the coveted Palme d’Or. The chosen film will be announced at the closing ceremony on Sunday, May 24. When Dolan premiered his film Mommy at Cannes last year, he received a 13-minute standing ovation before snagging the festival’s prestigious jury prize — an honour he shared with veteran French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. This year, Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve is the only Canadian director with a film competing for the Palme d’Or.

  • Toronto film festival announces new focus on television
    Thursday April 16th 2015

    This year’s Toronto film festival will introduce a new program highlighting the best in international television shown on the big screen.

    Primetime will showcase up to six shows that come from either broadcasters or streaming networks, with a sway towards independent film-makers working on the small screen. “What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with a programme that focuses on the new golden era of television that’s currently producing high-quality global programming, terrific writing, and direction that rivals the best feature filmmaking,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival. “We’re thrilled to provide an exclusive platform for these strong creative voices.”

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  • Ontario film tax credits reduced, a knock to industry’s tax stability
    Thursday April 30th 2015

    “In Toronto, last year, we saw almost $700 million worth of domestic production. That’s something we always wished for – a robust domestic industry in this country. And now we have it.” Those comments were made by the president of ACTRA Toronto, David Sparrow, in a recent BNN interview. ACTRA is the union representing professional performers working in Canada’s English media. Just one day after Sparrow’s remarks, the Ontario government unveiled its 2015 budget, which included plans to reduce tax incentives for the film industry.

  • Hot Docs: Film premiere brings online threats
    Wednesday April 29th 2015

    Security is being added for Parvez Sharma, 41, the gay Muslim director of A Sinner in Mecca, following online threats ahead of his film’s world premiere at Hot Docs Wednesday. “It’s (being done) out of an abundance of caution,” said Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie. “It’s obviously a film[…]

  • Atom Egoyan supporting National Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday April 29th 2015

    Canadian film is an endangered species, says director Atom Egoyan. Because of that belief, he and fellow filmmakers are throwing their weight behind National Canadian Film Day on Wednesday, a day set aside to promote and make available homegrown features in communities across the country. More than 150 public and private screening events are set to take place in a wide range of venues including theatres, libraries, retailers, and schools, with films also available on television and online.

  • Canada’s Xavier Dolan to serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury
    Tuesday April 21st 2015

    Montreal director Xavier Dolan has been selected to serve on the jury at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, festival directors announced today. Together, the jury will vote on which of the festival’s competing films will win which awards, including the coveted Palme d’Or. The chosen film will be announced at the closing ceremony on Sunday, May 24. When Dolan premiered his film Mommy at Cannes last year, he received a 13-minute standing ovation before snagging the festival’s prestigious jury prize — an honour he shared with veteran French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. This year, Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve is the only Canadian director with a film competing for the Palme d’Or.

  • Toronto film festival announces new focus on television
    Thursday April 16th 2015

    This year’s Toronto film festival will introduce a new program highlighting the best in international television shown on the big screen.

    Primetime will showcase up to six shows that come from either broadcasters or streaming networks, with a sway towards independent film-makers working on the small screen. “What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with a programme that focuses on the new golden era of television that’s currently producing high-quality global programming, terrific writing, and direction that rivals the best feature filmmaking,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival. “We’re thrilled to provide an exclusive platform for these strong creative voices.”

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Archives for: April 20155
  • Ontario film tax credits reduced, a knock to industry’s tax stability
    Thursday April 30th 2015

    “In Toronto, last year, we saw almost $700 million worth of domestic production. That’s something we always wished for – a robust domestic industry in this country. And now we have it.” Those comments were made by the president of ACTRA Toronto, David Sparrow, in a recent BNN interview. ACTRA is the union representing professional performers working in Canada’s English media. Just one day after Sparrow’s remarks, the Ontario government unveiled its 2015 budget, which included plans to reduce tax incentives for the film industry.

  • Hot Docs: Film premiere brings online threats
    Wednesday April 29th 2015

    Security is being added for Parvez Sharma, 41, the gay Muslim director of A Sinner in Mecca, following online threats ahead of his film’s world premiere at Hot Docs Wednesday. “It’s (being done) out of an abundance of caution,” said Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie. “It’s obviously a film[…]

  • Atom Egoyan supporting National Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday April 29th 2015

    Canadian film is an endangered species, says director Atom Egoyan. Because of that belief, he and fellow filmmakers are throwing their weight behind National Canadian Film Day on Wednesday, a day set aside to promote and make available homegrown features in communities across the country. More than 150 public and private screening events are set to take place in a wide range of venues including theatres, libraries, retailers, and schools, with films also available on television and online.

  • Canada’s Xavier Dolan to serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury
    Tuesday April 21st 2015

    Montreal director Xavier Dolan has been selected to serve on the jury at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, festival directors announced today. Together, the jury will vote on which of the festival’s competing films will win which awards, including the coveted Palme d’Or. The chosen film will be announced at the closing ceremony on Sunday, May 24. When Dolan premiered his film Mommy at Cannes last year, he received a 13-minute standing ovation before snagging the festival’s prestigious jury prize — an honour he shared with veteran French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. This year, Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve is the only Canadian director with a film competing for the Palme d’Or.

  • Toronto film festival announces new focus on television
    Thursday April 16th 2015

    This year’s Toronto film festival will introduce a new program highlighting the best in international television shown on the big screen.

    Primetime will showcase up to six shows that come from either broadcasters or streaming networks, with a sway towards independent film-makers working on the small screen. “What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with a programme that focuses on the new golden era of television that’s currently producing high-quality global programming, terrific writing, and direction that rivals the best feature filmmaking,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival. “We’re thrilled to provide an exclusive platform for these strong creative voices.”

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