Posts Tagged ‘Saskatchewan’

The Company of Strangers

The NFB’s 5 Biggest Box Office Successes

Films

I am absolutely fascinated by the nuts and bolts of film distribution. I am doubly interested in theatrical distribution and why some films do well while others do not. So I thought I would try something different in this post and talk about the biggest box office successes the NFB has ever known. To simplify more »

West Series

Focus on the Prairies: The West TV Series

FilmsThe Craft

The story behind the West television series.

Regina Skyline

NFB Tour – Regina

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We were driven from Saskatoon to Regina by a very nice man called Amin (“You know, like when you’re praying,” he said, gently covering his face with both palms. I guess it wasn’t technically a blizzard, but it felt like we were travelling inside some hardcore Prairie version of those glass balls you shake and more »

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NFB Tour: Saskatoon

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There was something wrong with the plane we were supposed to take to Saskatoon, so our pre-dawn flight turned out being a somewhat civilized mid-morning flight, except we’d all gotten up at 4 AM anyway. Some mechanical part had to be flown in from Calgary, the airline people said, so we all had ample time more »

Affiche-Alberta

NFB Tour: Little Tour on the Prairies

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Last month the head of the NFB, Tom Perlmutter, travelled to Ontario to meet with Ontarians and talk about film, stories, Canadian identities and the role of the National Film Board in the digital age. The initiative was part of the NFB Tour, a global conversation the Film Board will be leading in towns and more »