In large part thanks to dynamite perfs from newcomers Liane Balaban and Tara Spencer Nairn, "New Waterford Girl" is an extremely likable coming-of-age comedy that effectively captures a slice of teen…
Upstart Montreal-based film company Blackwatch Communications has set up a C$20 million ($13.5 million) production and distribution fund, financed by a major unnamed Canadian pension fund.
Fine Line Features has acquired U.S. rights to Canuck writer-director Jeremy Podeswa's "The Five Senses," a comic ensemble pic that opened the Perspective Canada program at the Toronto Intl. Film…
Alliance Atlantis Communications has pacted with two of Canada's best-known arthouse helmers, John Greyson ("Lilies") and Anne Wheeler ("Better Than Chocolate"), for new pics this fall.
It was only fitting that Canada's hottest helmer, Atom Egoyan, was in the spotlight at the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night. But Egoyan's "Felicia's Journey" is a…
Andy Nulman has ankled his position as CEO of the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival after 15 years with the Canuck laugh-fest.
There is yet another ticket-sales controversy at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. In what is almost an annual rite, some filmgoers in Toronto are loudly complaining about the way tickets are sold for…
Oscar-nominated helmer Majid Majidi won his second Grand Prix of the Americas at the Montreal World Film Festival on Monday night, marking the first time in the fest's history that a filmmaker has…
Montreal helmer Louis Belanger makes an impressive feature-film debut with "Post Mortem," a strange, absorbing tale of love, crime and redemption. Story of a single mother with a penchant for illegal…
Produced by Alain Goldman.
The mood was upbeat on the first weekend of the Montreal World Film Festival, which kicked off Friday with the world preem of the Miramax/Hal Films production "Mansfield Park."