Blue Ant acquires 90 hours of unscripted content
The media company’s distribution arm has picked up the rights to a raft of Canadian, U.K. and U.S.-produced unscripted content. (I’ve Got Something to Tell You pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016
Nitro Rush tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, followed by Juste la fin du monde at #2 and Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes.
In brief: FIA re-elects Downey; “Augie” award winner named
The ACTRA National president was re-elected president of the International Federation of Actors, the imagineNATIVE film fest will honour Tom Jackson, and more news.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 16 to 22, 2016
Sully tops the chart for the week of Sept. 16 to 22, with Bridget Jones’s Baby at #2 and Snowden at #3.
Slaight Music Residency participants announced
Five composers and songwriters have been selected for the fifth edition of the business-focused music program.
Maudie, Perfume War win Atlantic Film Festival prizes
The Ireland/Canada copro (pictured) and feature documentary were among the Canadian projects awarded at the 36th edition of the festival.
Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival winners announced
Projects from Theodore Ushev and Jean-Francois Laguionie were among the winners at the 40th edition of the OIAF. (Louise en hiver pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 5 to 11, 2016
Jungle Book tops the chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, with Now You See Me 2 at #2 and Money Monster at #3.
CBC commissions one-hour soccer drama
21 Thunder, currently shooting in Montreal, is produced by PMA Productions and Generic Productions.
DHX, Amazon sign licensing deal for more than 36 series
Amazon Prime Video in the U.K. and Germany has licensed dozens of DHX titles including Teletubbies and Looped (pictured).
Juste la Fin du Monde is Canada’s foreign language Oscar pick
This is Dolan’s third feature chosen to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
CMPA, AQPM committed to Canadian talent: Mastin
The member organizations met Wednesday to discuss issues facing indie producers, including how to further foster Canadian talent, said CMPA president Reynolds Mastin (pictured).
Deals: eOne, 9 Story, Media Ranch
Netflix acquires the international rights to Designated Survivor (pictured) from eOne, plus more deals of the week.
19-2 to end after season four
Filming on the new season of the police procedural, produced by Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, is underway in Montreal.
Playback’s 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame: August Schellenberg (1936-2013)
From Playback magazine: The Canadian actor was known for iconic roles both in Hollywood and domestically on stage and screen.