Daily Rushes for First Tuesday in March


  • The Valley Below is “a low-key indie feature film” — that’s being released in theatres in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa on Friday. Read about this breakthrough for Calgary filmmaker Kyle Thomas in the Herald, here.
  • It’s official: Strange Empire lasted only this one season. The Star says it’s got the axe from CBC: here.
  • Seems “the wrong button got pushed and accidentally the wrong feed got stuck on the channel” at CTV Atlantic on Monday, so instead of their own early morning news, they spent 48 seconds broadcasting HBO — which was running a movie that came with a warning about “sexual nudity”. (In other news, someone was actually up and watching.) From the Chronicle-Herald, here.
  • DiverCiné, the French-language Ottawa filmfest we’ve written about before, is getting into heavy themes this year, Metro tells us — like “post-colonialism, terrorism and globalization”. There’s also stuff like an animated film about “warring tribes of ants fighting over the spoils of an abandoned picnic lunch.” Read more.
  • “Disappointed when something does $150 million? Yes, unfortunately we were,” producer Don Carmody tells Global News. See what disappointed him and why, here.
  • The Regeneration on Main Street series has released a second film, this one featuring Wolsely, Saskatchewan, and how it brought its main street back to life using methods of the National Trust for Canada. Read more at Canadian Architect.
  • And Inception Media Group, LLC, of Los Angeles, plans to sell a controlling interest to Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd., of Toronto. Read what this means for both companies at PRNewswire.

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