New Outlook from Joly, New Voices from NSI, New Fest in ON

The hazards of filming in Canada . . . the CBC has the story of the guy on the motorized bike “allegedly carrying crystal meth” who was arrested for riding onto the set of 11/22/63 in Guelph, Ontario (where else to film a show about the assassination of a U.S. President?).

Cincecoup founder J. Joly wants to change the way people go about making films in this country: Buzz first, then production, he tells The Globe and Mail’s Laura Beeston. “Do not bring me your passion projects … bring me the movie that will put money in your pocket.”

Filmmaker Dionne Copland talks to The Medicine Hat News’ Chris Brown about the horror featurette, Computer Hearts, that she made with Turner Stewart — and says that “the horror community is very much like a family — inclusive and friendly.”

Gotta say we like the name of the new film festival launching in Belleville, Ontario, next month. The Belleville Intelligencer’s Samantha Reed has all the details on the Hollywood North Film Festival.

At the National Screen Institute, the New Voices students have finished their classroom training and are about to move on to their internships. Read what it’s been like for them in their own words.

 

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