In an effort to win higher viewership, Canada's French-language television awards will be handed out three months early this year. The Gemeaux Awards Gala, which used to take place in December, will…
Director Francis Mankiewicz, whose 1980 feature "Les Bons Debarras" was one of the most acclaimed films in the history of Canuck cinema, died Saturday in Montreal of cancer.
Claude Lelouch's "Tout Ca ... pour ca," Roger Spottiswoode's controversial HBO AIDS pic "And the Band Played On," and Swiss helmer Alain Tanner's "Le Journal de Lady M." will be among the 19 features…
Quebec feature "Le Sexe des Etoiles" has been selected as the opening-night film at this year's Montreal World Film Festival, set to run Aug. 26 to Sept. 6.
CINAR Films is the latest Canadian film and TV company to go public. The Montreal-based production and distribution outfit -- which specializes in children's TV fare -- has issued a preliminary…
Quebec helmer Denys Arcand's first English-language feature will have its world premiere at a gala screening during Toronto's Festival of Festivals.
North America's biggest comedy festival is about to get bigger. Attendance, ticket sales and industry presence were all up significantly at this year's Just for Laughs comedy festival, which wrapped…
The organizers of the Just for Laughs Festival call their fest the top comedy event on the block, and the mammoth comedy bash has the stats to back up the boast.
Talent scouts from U.S. TV networks and most of the major studios will be descending on Montreal July 22-Aug. 1 for the 11th edition of the Just For Laughs comedy fest, which will feature more than…
Security was tight for a free outdoor bash at the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival, a police reaction to riots after the Canadiens' recent Stanley Cup hockey victory and during a local Caribbean-themed…
It turns out Seagram isn't the only Montreal-based conglomerate with an interest in Time Warner.