Maple, Gold Circle team in Canada


TORONTO -- Canadian independent distributor Maple Pictures has inked a multiyear output deal with Gold Circle Films.

The agreement, announced Friday, gives Toronto-based Maple access to Gold Circle's movie slate for the Canadian market, beginning with the Renee Zellweger-Harry Connick Jr. starrer "Chilled in Miami" and "The New Daughter," starring Kevin Costner and "Pan's Labyrinth" star Ivana Baquero.

Maple Pictures already has output deals with Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.

The distribution pact was unveiled by Maple Pictures co-presidents Laurie May and Brad Pelman and Gold Circle Films partners Paul Brooks and Scott Niemeyer.