Assistant Needed, Films Suggested, Memoir Filmed, Tree House Bought, Sales Head Named

A North Bay local with a driver’s license is needed as a Talent Assistant by Hallmark’s Flower Shop Mysteries, MFM announces. This is five weeks’ work starting next week — details here.

The Calgary International Film Festival is bringing Canada‚Äôs Top Ten Film Festival to town starting tonight and running till Sunday. The Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers suggests what to check out — there’s everything from Omar Khadr to Guy Maddin.

The Marriott Cell, by Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, will be made into a film by Britain’s Development Partnership, The Hamilton Spectator reports. In his memoir, Fahmy, formerly of Al Jazeera English, tells the story of his arrest and two years in prison in his native Egypt. The book is being adapted by writer/producer/director Michael Bronner.

(Via PRNewswire) “We’re always looking for magical worlds to expand into potential motion picture franchises,” says Lionsgate Co-President Erik Feig, and the company’s latest world is Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House. The script for the first live action film based on the wildly popular children’s book series is already written — it’s Christmas in Camelot.

(Via Wireservice.ca) Congratulations to Kent Parker, recently named as new Head of Sales at Toronto commercial production company :th30ty films.

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