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Squeeze Play: King of Canadian Cinema

November 9, 2010

BNN speaks with Don Carmody, producer, "Resident Evil" and "Porky's".

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OMDC CONGRATULATES RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE AS WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE TOPS $280 MILLION Largest box office ever for a Canadian feature film

OMDC CONGRATULATES RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE AS WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE TOPS $280 MILLION Largest box office ever for a Canadian feature film

November 8, 2010

TORONTO – Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is proud to congratulate Don Carmody and the production team of Resident Evil: Afterlife on worldwide box office receipts that recently topped $280 million -- making it the most successful production in Canadian feature film history, surpassing previous box office champion PORKY’S, also produced by Don Carmody.

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Afterlife is top grossing Canadian pic

November 8, 2010

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" is the top-grossing Canadian film ever, with a global box office take of $280 million, it was announced Monday. It has beaten previous title-holder "Porky's." Both pics were produced by Toronto-based filmmaker Don Carmody.

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Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D Producers Reteam for Silent Hill

November 5, 2010

French producer Samuel Hadida has joined forces with Don Carmody to kick-start Michael J. Bassett's Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, scheduled to shoot this year in Toronto. The duo are back in business after recently teaming on Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D. Hadida's Davis Films also produced Bassett's Deathwatch and Solomon Kane movies.

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OSM Exclusive – Interview with producer Don Carmody

OSM Exclusive – Interview with producer Don Carmody

October 22, 2010

Despite an extensive film resume, which includes Meatballs, Chicago, Polytechnique and Goon (currently shooting in Winnipeg), Carmody says his first steps in becoming a producer was to do the jobs at film school that no one else wanted to do.

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Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel in 'Goon' Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin also join indie hockey movie

Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel in 'Goon' Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin also join indie hockey movie

October 4, 2010

Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel are lacing up their skates for "Goon," an indie hockey comedy. Alison Pill and Marc-Andre Grondin are jumping onto the ice for the movie, which begins shooting in Winnipeg mid-October with Michael Dowse behind the camera. Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, the frequent collaborator of Seth Rogen, wrote the script, inspired by the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey" written by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio. Baruchel is also a producer on the project, which is being produced by DCP Productions' Don Carmody along with David Gross and Jesse Shapira.

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Don Carmody shoots hockey drama Breakaway starring Rob Lowe

September 29, 2010

Don Carmody, producer of the international box office hit Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, is one of five producers on the cross-cultural hockey drama Breakaway starring Rob Lowe, which has begun principal photography in Toronto.

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Don Carmody and Paul Bronfman join Canadian Hall of Fame

Don Carmody and Paul Bronfman join Canadian Hall of Fame

September 28, 2010

Carmody, who flanked by six actors dressed as zombies after his "Resident Evil: Afterlife" won the weekend box office, praised the feature creatures. "I've made a lot of genre movies. But I've stayed away from vampire movies because my keen sense of taste tells me they can never be sexy," Carmody said with a wry grin.

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Canadian Jay Baruchel is one of the Ten to Watch

Canadian Jay Baruchel is one of the Ten to Watch

September 24, 2010

Last night, the Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame and Playback magazine hosted the “Ten to Watch” Awards Ceremony in Yorkville, Toronto. Guests included Ellen Page, Norman Jewison, Gordon Pinsent, Missy Perygrym, Nicholas Campbell and young up-and-comers Kyle Mac, Holly Deveaux and Tara Joshi of Family Channel’s Baxter.

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Don Carmody: Inducted into Playback's Canadian Motion Picture Hall of Fame.

August 23, 2010

Seven industry icons, including screen legend Donald Sutherland, multiple Oscar winner Paul Haggis and beloved actor John Candy are to be inducted into Playback's fourth annual Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame. The awards will be presented on Sept. 13, during TIFF, at ET Canada's Festival Central Yorkville. This year's select group of seven inductees include:

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Don Carmody Joins Distinguished Line-up of 2010 CFC Film Mentors

August 12, 2010

Don Carmody Joins Distinguished Line-up of 2010 CFC Film Mentors August 12, 2010 Toronto, August 12, 2010 – The CFC (Canadian Film Centre) is delighted to welcome the 2010 mentors on board to support and nurture Canada's next generation of talented filmmakers. New mentors include: Producer Don Carmody (BOONDOCK SAINTS, RESIDENT EVIL, CHICAGO), Director Ruba Nadda (CAIRO TIME, SABAH), Producer Damon D'Oliveira (POOR BOY'S GAME, RUDE), Director Lynne Stopkewich (KISSED, SUSPICIOUS RIVER), Editor Jeff Warren (BEOWOLF & GRENDEL, SEX LOVE & THE EATING OF BONES); Producer Paul Barkin (AMREEKA, THE CON ARTIST) and Editor Reginald Harkema (HARD CORE LOGO, FUBAR 2) who will share their experiences and expertise in the industry and on the craft of directing, writing, producing & editing with the residents of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, currently in session.

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Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D to be released to Digital IMAX Theatres on September 10, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D to be released to Digital IMAX Theatres on September 10, 2010

May 14, 2010

IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Releasing announced that Resident Evil: Afterlife, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the popular film series based on the video game, will be released to digital IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release on September 10, 2010. The film, which was photographed in 3D, will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology and presented in IMAX 3D.

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Resident Evil Afterlife: Set Visit

Resident Evil Afterlife: Set Visit

May 6, 2010

Producer Don Carmody is no stranger to feature adaptations of video games, with Silent Hill under his belt, a sequel on the way, and credits on all the Resident Evil films.

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Don Carmody's HIDDEN 3D Wraps Principal Photography! Here Are The Details...

Don Carmody's HIDDEN 3D Wraps Principal Photography! Here Are The Details...

April 28, 2010

Jim here. Got an exclusive update for you on Don Carmody's HIDDEN 3D. What movie is that you ask? Good question! I had not heard of it before either, but I do have some scoops for you on its current status and talent after you read the following to catch up...

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DVD Review: The Boondock Saints II

DVD Review: The Boondock Saints II

April 21, 2010

DVD Review: The Boondock Saints II by Jeff Ritter Columbine shootings. It's a shame that such a fun film got locked away and killed (so to speak) due to some bizarre connection an overly cautious executive made between a violent movie and a violent real-life incident, even though violence was the only common denominator. Fortunately, the DVD caught on by word of mouth and has become a best-selling cult classic.

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Polytechnique Wins Nine Genies

Polytechnique Wins Nine Genies

April 13, 2010

"Polytechnique," a French-language movie that relives a 1989 Montreal college massacre of 14 women by a crazed gunman, on Monday night dominated the Genies, Canada's film awards, with nine trophies, including best film. Denis Villeneuve earned a Genie for best director for "Polytechnique," Karine Vanasse won for best actress, and Maxim Gaudette, who played the role of gunman Marc Lapine, earned the best supporting actor prize.

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