Canadian producer-distributor A71 Entertainment has hired a raft of senior female executives and relocated its distribution operation to Hamilton, Ontario. Under the leadership of newly appointed COO Susan Curran (pictured), A71 Entertainment combines all stages of media production, Canadian distribution, and international sales. The company, which retains offices in Toronto, will continue to work closely with Agency 71...Former Anchor Bay / Starz executive director of marketing and acquisitions Curran runs day-to-day operations alongside Jessica La Grassa (Mongrel), and joined A71’s international sales company V71 Entertainment in 2017...Min Yao has joined the team as corporate controller and brings 10 years’ experience in financing film and TV projects at the National Bank motion picture finance group. Laura Dinato from Anchor Bay/Starz rounds out the team as marketing and operations manager. Chad Maker, David Miller and Kirk Comrie are remain as business advisors to the new team. Bill Marks, owner of Trailer Park Boys, Cas & Dylan and Wolfcopboutique Canadian production house Vortex Words + Pictures, is the executive Chairman of A71 Entertainment. Entertainment lawyer Divya Shahani of Hall Webber LLP worked on the new management deals.
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In her new role, Deborah will help organizations devise and execute effective policy, legislative, and regulatory advocacy strategies and initiatives at the intersection of technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT).
According to Partner Lon Hall, Deborah’s deep experience and expertise in TMT policy are key assets for Hall Webber LLP moving forward. “Deborah has a record of success providing expert advice and building, delivering, and championing winning strategies, in transformational times, complex multi-stakeholder environments, and high-pressure situations. This track record is coupled with her unique perspective, informed by a varied background in the private sector and academia. Deborah’s distinctive skillset makes her the ideal complement to our strong team and will significantly benefit our clients as they navigate a rapidly evolving, globalized industry landscape.”
Please join us in welcoming Deborah to the firm!
Congratulations to our longtime client and friend Deepa Mehta on being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Canadian Screen Awards Gala.
Produced & Directed by our client Rama Rau - Trinetra Productions.
The Daughter Tree is an epic documentary film, six years in the making, about the disappearance of women in India resulting in all-male populations in many of the villages.
This film follows a midwife struggling to encourage women to bring baby girls into the world. In the Village of Men, where no baby girl has been born for two decades, families here are marooned in a womanless existence. It's when we visit the Village of the Daughter Tree that we discover something quite magical has been going on in a remote corner of India. Every time a baby girl is born, a tree is planted. The tree grows, the baby grows. As an adult, she makes a living selling its fruit - this way the girl is independent and the environment is greener.
They call this tree the Daughter Tree.
Premieres Saturday April 27, 2019 6:30 pm @ TIFF Lightbox 2
Produced and Directed by our clients Cornelia Principe & Matt Gallagher - Border City Productions.....Most civil, clergy sex abuse cases are settled quietly, out-of-court and far from public view. But PREY follows one survivor and his lawyer as they pursue justice through a public trial in the hopes of forcing the dark and hidden story of clergy sexual abuse to light. A local story with global resonance. Premieres Friday, April 26th 9pm TIFF Lightbox 2
The film, produced by Kensington Communication's Robert Lang will have its broadcast premiere as a two-part TV series on March 13 at 9 p.m. on TVO.