Henry’s Has Drone Training, VSC Gets First Round Down, Doc Creators May Get Oscars

(Via PRNewswire) Drone Safety and Training will be the subject of an informative day at Henry’s flagship store in Toronto on November 13. The electronics retailer’s CEO Gillian Stein says “This event is the launchpad of our new Droneography department. Henry’s recognizes the importance of education and responsibility with these new tools,” so the training will also cover privacy issues around sUAV (Small Un-Manned Aerial Vehicles). Seminars begin at 1:00 PM; they’re free and open to the public, but you’ll need to register — do it here.

(Via WireService.ca) At Video Services Corp (VSC), they’re big fans of not only Canada’s films, but also Canada’s game. The Toronto-based company has acquired Canadian and American rights on all platforms for First Round Down, Brett and Jason Butler’s second feature (following Mourning Has Broken). First Round Down is the story of Tim Tucker (Dylan Bruce), a former junior hockey star and hitman.

CBC News reports yesterday’s shortlist for the 2015 Oscar nominations includes Ann Shin’s short documentary My Enemy, My Brother; Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah by Toronto film journalist Adam Benzine; and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness by Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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