Good post for Labour Day: MFM has announced a crew and casting call for the feature film The Hive. This is a non-union production which will take place entirely in October, and they need to fill “all positions in every department.” Details on where to send resumes and profiles here.
The Globe and Mail’s Simon Houpt takes a long, sad look at what’s wrong with Canada’s film industry; toward the end there’s a glimmer of hope offered by, of all things, Corner Gas: The Movie.
Will TIFF screen Amazing Grace, now that the subject of the doc, Aretha Franklin, has won an injunction to keep it from being shown at the Telluride Film Festival? BlogTO’s Alexander Huls writes that Ms. Franklin claims the film contains footage that wasn’t supposed to be used commercially without her approval.
At the close of the Montreal World Film Festival, an “open letter” from First Films jury members and other industry figures calls it “a dozen days of filmgoing happiness” and says “There’s no doubt that the MWFF is unique. Its disappearance would be a disaster for Montreal’s cultural life.”