Jobs in Northern Ontario, Cineplex Revenues, the Sask. Soundstage,Giustra Award

A director’s assistant is needed for a project titled On Dasher, On Dancer, On Frankie, now in pre-production and tentatively set to start on the 17th or 18th in Sudbury and North Bay, MFM announces — details here. (Also, though it may well be too late to tell you this, What Would Sal Do? needs “men of all shapes and sizes” for background today, says MFM.)

(Via MarketWired) Cineplex is doing pretty well this quarter, with box office revenues of $186.2 million, up $4.8 million from the same time period last year. Food sales at the theatres have done even better, though, with an increase of $10.4 million in revenues from last year . . .

(Via WireService.ca) The government of Saskatchewan is launching a survey to ask what should be done with the province’s $12 million soundstage in Regina — and the NDP already has an answer: Bring back the film tax credit and use it to make films.

(Via WireService.ca) Frank Giustra is the 2015 recipient of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Screen Industry Builder Award. Among his many accomplishments in support of the film industry, as a media release says, “In 1997, out of sheer passion for the love of film, Mr. Giustra founded Lionsgate Entertainment named after the iconic Lionsgate Bridge in Vancouver.”



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