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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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
This is a Canada-Belgium Co-Production we worked on with producer Leif Bristow filmed entirely on location in Brussels and Brugges. Danny Webber served as an Executive Producer and legal counsel.
Written & directed by our client Frances-Anne Solomon, this film will be the opening night feature presentation at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival 2018 which is organized by our client Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution.
We are deeply honored to share the official trailer for Rob Stewart’s final film Sharkwater Extinction. A film which Hall Webber played a very small role in helping to get made. Rob continues to inspire us with his heroic efforts to defend and preserve the world’s oceans. We hope everyone will get out to support this important film which premieres at TIFF and then opens in theaters starting October 5th.
"Never Saw it Coming" - produced by our clients Gail Harvey and Marina Cordoni and also directed by Gail - based on the Novel & Screenplay by Linwood Barclay will open in Toronto on August 17th