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Jennifer Podemski receives Nell Shipman Award
The Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee award recognizes a female producer, writer or showrunner who has worked to advance gender equity in the industry.
CFC, eOne choose inaugural TV Adaptation Lab participants
Three writers will participate in the three-month program, which aims to incubate future TV writing talent under the likes of mentors such as David Shore.
UK gov’t opts to maintain terms of trade
Eight months after calling for a terms of trade review, the UK’s culture secretary John Whittingdale (pictured, left) has opted to make no changes to the set of agreements between British indies and broadcasters. (Pictured, right: Pact chief exec John McVay.)
Leos kick off with craft awards: Monsterville sweeps MOWs
The first of three awards ceremonies honouring B.C.’s film and TV industry was held Saturday in Vancouver. (Drama-category winner The Romeo Section pictured.)
Radio-Canada tests windowing strategies with Tou.TV
CRO Jean Mongeau on how the pubcaster is experimenting with its French SVOD to boost viewership on linear while adding millennials.
How Breakthrough is breaking out in horror
Breakthrough Entertainment’s Peter Williamson delves into the strategy behind the Toronto prodco’s latest move into the horror feature-film genre.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs May 9 to 15, 2016
Deadpool is at #1 for the week of May 9 to 15, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens at #2 and 5th Wave at #3.
Programming profile: Blue Ant Media
Looking to get a foot in the door at this multimedia co? Think like its crafty namesake and strategize innovative programming plays that take advantage
of its multiple points of entry.
Anne Wheeler to receive DGC lifetime achievement award
The director will be among four recipients of special awards at the organization’s fall gala.
Upfronts ’16: CBC tables a ‘transitional’ 2016/2017 schedule
As the pubcaster enters its third upfront under its premium-focused programming strategy, it continues to seek balance between new series, second chances and long-running hits.
2016 AToMiC Awards winners revealed
Check out the disruptors, creators and shifters whose ideas took off.
Deals: Crave TV, D Films, DHX, 9 Story
Bell Media streaming service Crave TV acquires eight-part miniseries Roots (pictured), plus more deals of the week.
Trucktown gains licensing traction
More than a dozen licensing agents spanning South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe are on-board Nelvana’s preschool brand.
Upfronts ’16: CBC unveils biggest-ever digital slate
The pubcaster has nine new digital shows coming to its online channels next season. (My 90-Year-Old Roommate pictured.)
Daniel DiMarco’s Juggernaut rolls into Kamloops
Production is underway in B.C. on the crime drama from writer/director Daniel Dimarco. (Lead Jack Kesy pictured.)