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Adele Weder

‘Imaginarium’ shoots on hold

Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," which was to shoot special effects scenes in Vancouver next week, has halted production after the death of co-lead Heath Ledger, according to a local British Columbia craft union.

Vancouver fest wraps, hands out awards

VANCOUVER -- The French-Iranian co-production "Persepolis" on Friday took the People's Choice award for most popular international film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Vancouver fest puts spotlight on China

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver International Film Festival on Wednesday said it will put a focus on Chinese cinema with its 26th edition, led by the world premiere of Feng Yan's "Bing Ai."

Comedia taps Atkinson, Corddry pics

MONTREAL -- Rowan Atkinson, Rob Corddry and Marlon Wayans will next month headline Comedia, the Just for Laughs comedy festival's film sidebar, organizers said Tuesday.

Just for Laughs sets lineup for 25th fest

Headliners for this year's Just for Laughs comedy festival include veteran stand-up comics Howie Mandel, George Lopez, Russell Peters, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connelly and Louis CK, organizers said Tuesday.

Just for Laughs sets lineup for 25th fest

Headliners for this year's Just for Laughs comedy festival include veteran stand-up comics Howie Mandel, George Lopez, left, Russell Peters, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connelly and Louis CK, organizers said Tuesday.

B.C. keeps up prod’n pace

MONTREAL -- Film and television production in British Columbia maintained a strong pace in 2006, despite a high Canadian dollar and competition from foreign locations dampening the number of Hollywood film and TV shoots, the B.C. Film Commission reported Thursday.

Quebec unions reach accord

MONTREAL -- A tentative deal has been reached to end an 18-month turf war over Hollywood movie shoots in Montreal between rival film production unions.

Top prize for ‘Congorama’ at Quebec’s Jutra honors

"Congorama," a subdued comedy about a Belgian man discovering his roots in rural Quebec, grabbed top honors Sunday night at the Prix Jutras, Quebec's film awards.

‘Congorama’ nabs top Prix Jutra honors

MONTREAL -- "Congorama," a subdued comedy about a Belgian man discovering his roots in rural Quebec, grabbed top honors Sunday night at the Prix Jutras, Quebec's film awards.

Quebec enters IATSE-AQTIS dispute

The Quebec government on Thursday intervened to referee a possible negotiated end to an 18-month turf war between rival film production unions over Hollywood movie shoots in Montreal.

Hike sought on Canadian content spending

MONTREAL -- Quebecor Inc. has proposed sharply increasing its spending on TV production of Canadian content from CAN$19 million ($16 million) in 2006 to CAN$30 million this year in return for permission to opt out of the beleaguered Canadian Television Fund (CTF).