Cineplex delays release of The Interview

FILM

The exhibitor will “postpone presentation” of the Seth Rogen comedy following a threat of attacks by hackers of Sony Pictures Entertainment.



CRTC gains powers to fine regulatory offenders

TV

Companies that breach regulations face penalties of up to $10 million to $15 million for first and subsequent violations (respectively) after passage of Bill C-43 amendments.



Guru snags sales agent for Asia

TV

Guru Studio has named Small Screen Distribution as its sales agent for all current series in the region, starting with preschool show Justin Time (pictured).



HBO Canada preps January debut for Sports on Fire

TV

The six-part series from Project 10 Productions and Two 4 The Money Media brings fresh angles to iconic sporting moments.



Great Pacific Media’s Airshow takes off on Discovery

TV

With pilot/CEO Mark Miller at the helm, Discovery’s Edwina Follows said Great Pacific’s aeronautics-themed series pitch had all the right ingredients for the channel’s male-skewing audience.



CBC orders Nova Scotia-set miniseries Studio Black!

TV

The ambitious four-parter is based on Nova Scotian folklore captured by an American historian during a 1923 visit to the province and its black communities.



How do you sell Canada to Hollywood as loonie plunges?

FILM

Talk tax credit stability and talent, not as much about currency, local players tell Playback Daily.



Millennium to release April Mullen’s 88 stateside

FILM

The indie distributor grabbed the U.S. home entertainment rights to the revenge thriller from Wango Films. (Mullen pictured)



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Dec. 1, 2014 to Dec. 7, 2014

TV

Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope and Heartland all land on TV’s top 30 chart for the week of Dec. 1 to Dec. 7.



Karen Walton’s Ava Lee novel adaptation lands with CBC

TV

The TV development deal between the pubcaster and Strada Films follows attempts to get the crime series adapted as a movie franchise. (Walton pictured.)

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