Canuck standup vet and TV star Brent Butt will receive the Comedy Network's Peter Ustinov Award for outstanding achievement at the 29th Banff World Television Festival, which runs June 8-11.
The Film Farm's Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss will produce Atom Egoyan's next pic and Brian de Palma's next two.
Former Livent honcho and Tony-winner Garth Drabinsky and long-time associate Myron Gottlieb pleaded not guilty to falsifying financial statements and bilking investors out of C$500 million ($493.6…
The Toronto Film Festival has tapped Raymond Phathanavirangoon as Southeast Asia programmer for this year's event, which runs Sept. 4-13.
"Taking Root," Lisa Merton and Alan Dater's pic about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai's inspiration of the environmental movement in Kenya, has won the Hot Docs aud award.
Geoffrey Smith's "The English Surgeon" and Isabelle Lavigne and Stephane Thibault's "Junior" nabbed the Hot Docs Festival's top prizes in Toronto on Friday night, which saw 10 awards and C$30,000…
Although documentaries have stumbled recently in theatrical release, attendees at the 15th annual Hot Docs Canadian Intl. Film Festival were more concerned with making art than wringing their hands…
Canadian docu-makers will get a leg up thanks to the Canadian Film Center and National Film Board feature documentary program, a mentor-led scheme to develop original projects for international auds.
Canadian distributors are increasingly choosing Hot Docs as a launch pad for theatrical releases, solidifying the growing reputation of the largest documentary fest in North America as a world-class…
The TorontoFilm Festival has recruited Montreal film critic and author Matthew Hays to its Canadian feature programming team and appointed Kathleen Mullen as Short Cuts Canada programmer.
The Sprockets Toronto Intl. Film Festival for Children wound up its 11th year on Sunday, handing out nine juried and audience awards.