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Releasing rolls to record

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Alliance Releasing, Canada's leading indie theatrical distrib, had a banner year at the cash register in 1994, garnering over $C50 million ($36.3 million) in box office receipts, a record for the…

Generation Crois-X

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This year, instead of mainstream Hollywood luminaries of the Arnold-Sly variety setting the paparazzi's flashbulbs popping, an edgier wrecking crew of thespians will be hitting Cannes. Johnny Depp…

Int'l arm spreads the word

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Much of what the world knows about Alliance Communications is shaped by Alliance Intl., its peripatetic global sales arm. Canada's leading exporter of TV programs and feature films, Alliance Intl. is…

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BEST FEST FETE QUEST

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On the crowded Croisette, entertaining the industry can be as risky as opening a film. Every morning festgoers give the previous evening's parties a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down, as if revelry were…

Rough start, but Showcase OK

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Alliance Communications Corp. waded cautiously into the byzantine world of Canadian broadcasting recently, and almost immediately suffered a nasty fright. Within days of the launch of Showcase…

STRONG PRODUCTION ARM

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Alliance Communications has become a multifaceted entertainment company in the past decade, but Alliance Productions remains the heart and soul of the company. Making movies and television shows has…

EQUICAP: FUN WITH FINANCE

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When Robert Lantos set out 20 years ago to finance his first major feature film, “In Praise of Older Women,” his bank wouldn't accept the $1 million in letters of credit he presented as collateral on…

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