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Playback’s Film Producer of the Year is Don Carmody

This year saw “the Don of Canadian production” in theaters, in production and in new areas of the business. Don Carmody’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a 65% Canada-35% Germany copro with Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer, opened on more[...]

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MIPCOM: Don Carmody Television Hires ‘Stargate’s Carl Binder for ‘Echoes’ Pilot

CANNES — Stargate’s Carl Binder has been tapped by Don Carmody Television to showrun and write the pilot episode for the sci-fi epic Echoes, now in development. The hire follows Oscar-winning Canadian film producer Don Carmody (Chicago) moving into global[...]

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Mr. D, Goon, Colin Mochrie win Canadian Comedy Awards

CBC’s Mr. D, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and This Is That, Colin Mochrie and the hockey film Goon were among the winners Sunday night at the 14th annual Canadian Comedy Awards in Ottawa. Veteran actor and improv comedian Mochrie,[...]

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Jay Baruchel’s Goon scores Canada’s top box-office prize

Jay Baruchel’s hockey comedy Goon has scored Telefilm’s Golden Box Office prize for topping the box office in 2012. The annual award recognizes the homegrown English-language feature film that draws the most money at Canadian theatres. It comes with a $20,000 cash[...]

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Canadian Hockey Comedy Goon Scores Golden Box Office Award

Hockey comedy-with-a-heart Goon has scored top honours for generating the highest domestic box office for a Canadian-made, English-language feature film in 2012. Telefilm Canada’s fourth annual Golden Box Office Award recognizes the Canadian writer and director with a $20,000 cash prize for director Michael[...]

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Cannes: ‘Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ Team Returns For Sequel ‘City Of Ashes’

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the first movie in the series, doesn’t come out until August, but buyers will get a taste for its sequel during Cannes. Stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower are returning for part two,[...]

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Cannes: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower Set for ‘Mortal Instruments’ Sequel

Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower will be touted to buyers as part of a package for the second movie in the The Mortal Instruments franchise before movie audiences see a werewolf slain in anger in the yet-to-be-released first film.[...]

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Paul WS Anderson’s ‘Pompeii’ set for February 2014 release

Resident Evil director Paul W S Anderson‘s latest movie Pompeii has been acquired by FilmDistrict. The drama stars Kiefer Sutherland, Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington and Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning. The thriller is due to be released on February 28, 2014 in the US, according to The[...]

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Don Carmody jumps into the TV business

The American and Canadian TV shoots driving production activity in Toronto hasn’t been lost on Don Carmody. So the veteran movie producer is getting into the high-end event TV business. Carmody is teaming up with ex-Mind’s Eye Entertainment exec David Cormican to launch Don Carmody[...]

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