If Nicholas Tabarrok's Darius Films had a signature pic, it would be "Weirdsville" (2007), Allan Moyle's caper comedy involving two drugged-out slackers (Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley), their hooker…
When Piers Handling persuaded a young film critic to join the Perspective Canada program committee almost 20 years ago, it was a prescient move.
The Atlantic Film Festival, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, announced its slate of 254 features and shorts on Wednesday as well as its closing gala -- the Canuck preem of hometown helmer Jacob…
After four months of legal stalemate, David Mirvish of Mirvish Prods. has finally purchased the 2,300-seat Canon Theater and the 700-seat Panasonic Theater from Key Brand Entertainment. Both venues…
Canuck distrib Maple Pictures has nabbed Bruce McDonald's "Pontypool" for all domestic rights in all media in advance of its world preem at the Toronto festival.
Ken Ferguson isn't despairing -- yet -- that so far, there are no bookings for the brand-new Filmport Studios he heads. SAG negotiations have put a crimp in getting business off the ground, but…
The first major North American retrospective for Japanese New Wave helmer Nagisa Oshima in more than 20 years will bow as a sidebar at the New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 13.
Commercial broadcaster ITV's international distribution arm, ITV Worldwide, has signed a multiyear development and distribution deal for exclusive non-Canadian rights to content from Toronto-based…
The first major North American retrospective of Japanese New Wave helmer Nagisa Oshima in more than 20 years will bow as a sidebar at the New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 13.
An Ontario judge has denied Canadian legit outfit Dancap Prods.' request for an injunction to block the sale by Key Brand Entertainment of Toronto's Panasonic and Canon Theaters to Mirvish Prods.
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival is claiming it has stars galore. Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Anne Hathaway and Laura Linney are among the celebs the festival touted Tuesday as red carpet shoo-ins as it…