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Us Briefs: Zag, 1492 line up '12/24'

Plus: Telefilm Canada announces 12 Cfff productions; and Arielle Boisvert on the rise at Brightlight Entertainment

Zag has joined forces with Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment on the live-action-animation hybrid 12/24.

Matt Lieberman wrote the screenplay from an original idea by David Guggenheim, who will produce with Madhouse Entertainment. Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe will produce for 1492 Pictures.

12/24 (pictured) follows two brothers who try to prove the existence of Father Christmas and set an elaborate trap on Christmas Eve.

Telefilm Canada has raised more than C$8m (Usd 5.9m) to produce 12 english-language films through its Canada Feature Film Fund (Cfff), writes Angela Lee. The films are: Martine Blue’s Hunting Pignut; Aising Walsh’s Maudie; Bruce McDonald’s nineteenseventysomething; Jay Baruchel’s Goon: Last Of The Enforcers; Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams; Barnet Bain’s Milton’s Secret; Erik Canuel’s Operation Insanity; Joey Klein’s The Other Half; Jeremy Torrie’s Juliana And The Medicine Fish; [link

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