Starting in February, half of the funds awarded by BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL will go to projects with a female director or producer. (Juror Amy Jo Johnson pictured.)
The hour-long series from writer/showrunner Rene Balcer (Law and Order: Criminal Intent) is woven around a murder in a remote Canadian Arctic town. (L to R: Dick Wolf, Sam Waterson, Rene Balcer.)
Ahead of the series’ Canadian bow on CHCH on Jan. 27, executive producer Suzanne Berger talks to Playback about The Pinkertons financing strategy.
“This year’s main challenge for national TV industries will be to carefully pick their battles and their positioning: the time for trials and errors is coming to an end,” reads the CMF’s key trends report.
The Match Game host and comic will emcee two nights of prize-giving ahead of the big show on March 1 on the CBC.
Filmmaker Larry Weinstein recounts being moved to tears while making his doc about Clara Hughes’ bike ride to raise awareness about depression and other mental health issues.
Three CBC shows land on the top 30 – including Book of Negroes, Schitt’s Creek and Murdoch Mysteries – with CTV’s Saving Hope hitting #20.
With Williams’ departure, Tom Hastings becomes Bell Media’s new director of independent production (Williams pictured).
The Canada Media Fund exec fills in as Dave Forget joins the executive team at the Directors Guild of Canada (Girard pictured).
The Los Angeles-based exec will lead the indie studio’s TV arm through 2018.
William F. White International and Sim Digital opening new Northern Ontario facilities is the latest sign of expansion in the equipment rental market (White’s camera car pictured).
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