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by: May 10, 2010 Print

- Toronto Film Studios will see some business in the near future, but not show business. The once-thriving, now-neglected soundstage at 629 Eastern Avenue in the city's port area has reportedly been earmarked as a temporary jail. According to news reports, TFS will be used to hold and process protestors during the upcoming G20 Summit in June if, as some expect, there are mass arrests. The site and its 16 soundstages are just a few kilometers from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where leaders from the world's top 20 economic powers will meet June 26 and 27.

+ Ontario schools now have free online access to films from the NFB, which has opened its Screening Room service to students and teachers. School boards previously had to order and pay for films through the Film Board.

- The 3D boom has sent IMAX's numbers to record heights. The wide-screen giant posted first quarter profits of $26.6 million, fueled by recent 3D releases and its own theater expansion.

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