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THE MANNY: Certainly Tubi, But Hardly an “Original”

I’ve worked in post-production on the humble “Movie-of-the-Week” (MOW), the workhorse of the Canadian film/TV industry for many years now. I’ve seen them shot, assembled, re-worked, mixed, and scored as they evolve into products for

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TEHRANTO a Bittersweet Slice of Modern Love

If the Romeo and Juliet scenario seems to have been done to death, it’s only because it is a truly universal story that cuts across cultures to the core of who we are as a

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EDITORIAL: Bigger Movies on Smaller Screens

Earlier this year, my parents asked me what big movies coming up were shot in Vancouver and elsewhere in our home province of BC. As far as major theatrical releases were concerned, the only title

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WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER Generates Little Empathy

Unlike novels, films tend to have many authors, with multiple creative craftspeople leaving their mark on the final product under a unified vision. Nonetheless, some films are demonstrably more personal than others and this is

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Tax Shelter Movies: SHIVERS

Last week, I wrote at length about Canadian cinema’s “Tax Shelter Era” which ran from 1974-1982 and encompassed those movies in which investors could claim 100% of their investment in a film for tax purposes.

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Tax Shelter Era: When Canadian Cinema Got Popular

“There are now many Canadian films, but there aren’t too many good ones are there?” The above quote was spoken in 1980 by then-Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau at a black-tie film industry event. Whereas

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