Boat Rocker Rights hires Jessica Watson
Coming from eOne, Watson (pictured) will manage the company’s global sales and acquisitions.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 19 to 25, 2016
Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 is #1 for the week of Aug. 19 to 25, with King Dave at #2 and Mon ami Dino at #3.
Alix Wiseman heads to 9 Story Media Group
The former Aardman Animations exec will join the Toronto studio as its VP of business development and acquisitions.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 19 to 25, 2016
Suicide Squad tops the chart for the week of Aug. 19 to 25, with Jason Bourne at #2, and Sausage Party at #3.
Showcase sets launch date for Travelers
The series, produced by Toronto’s Peacock Alley Entertainment, will air exclusively on Showcase in Canada and on Netflix internationally.
TIFF ’16: 20 Canadian producer teams set for Int’l Financing Forum
Robert Budreau (pictured), April Mullen and Tim Doiron are among the producing teams selected for the co-financing market.
Bell Fund distributes $4.3M across 23 projects
Among the projects receiving funding are Becoming Canadian, produced by eOne and Antica Productions for CBC.
CBC commissions drama series Bellevue
The eight-parter goes to camera next month in Montreal. (Series lead Anna Paquin pictured.)
UFE and UPHE ink three-year distribution deal
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release United Front Entertainment titles in retail locations across Canada.
Colossal added to San Sebastian lineup
The Canada/Spain copro is produced by Brightlight Pictures and Sayaka Productions. (Lead star Anne Hathaway pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 8 to 14, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tops the DVD chart for the week of Aug. 8 to 14, with Zootopia at #2 and Batman: The Killing Joke at #3.
ACTRA Toronto sets up new mentorship program
The Young Emerging Actors Assembly initiative encourages performers to create their own content by connecting them with local industry professionals.
Felix & Paul partner with the U.S. President
The Montreal VR studio has launched Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks.
Deals: Buck Productions, Stellar Citizens, Mongrel
Buck strikes up an international deal for two docs with Syndicado, Toronto’s Stellar Citizens options Haya Waseem’s short film Shahzad (pictured) and more deals of the week.
Peppa Pig’s presence in China growing
The eOne preschool property this month launched on VOD platform, Mango TV, in Mandarin.