Nearing the end of the Montreal World Film Festival's run, it's obvious that prexy Serge Losique's controversial decision to change its dates has hurt the former A-list fest.
Toronto, which has had a tough year due to the SARS epidemic, is poised to bounce back to life, thanks to the Toronto Film Festival, which starts today.
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival remains the most important event of the year for Canadian execs. As the indie biz remains difficult for players around the world, they stress the importance of making…
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Programmers at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival maintain a higher profile than curators at other fests in part because Toronto auds have become so well-versed in which programmers choose what films.
Entertainment company Alliance Atlantis is mulling moves to spin off its lucrative film distribution unit into an income trust to avoid some corporate taxes and to raise funds to cut debt, which…
Alliance Atlantis Communications net earnings increased to C$10.8 million ($7.9 million) for the first quarter, up from $6.4 million in the same period last year.
Production is up in the City of Saints, where Hollywood shoots are booming. Montreal insiders say it has more to do with Hollywood rediscovering the charms of this European style city after years of…
The 27th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival will have a more global perspective than before. But the way fest president Serge Losique sees it, the changes are all about reaffirming the…
Canuck web CTV, which had a big hit last year with MTV's "The Osbournes," has snared MTV's hit series "Punk'd." The Ashton Kutcher hidden-camera series is on MTV Canada, a digital-only web that has…
Lions Gate's Quebec distribber Christal Films is expanding into English Canada with a slate of English-language pics.