Keith Pelley tees up exit from Rogers Media
The Rogers Media president will step down from the post this summer for a gig leading a global golf tour.
New Metric Media options The Devil You Know novel for TV
Writer Elisabeth de Mariaffi will consult on the project as the indie attaches a screenwriter to adapt the 1990s thriller.
Toronto production reached record $1.23B in 2014: report
The key driver was domestic TV series on-location shooting, while Toronto also saw a big jump in commercial production. (Toronto-shot Rookie Blue pictured.)
Boomtowners heads stateside for Smithsonian bow
Partners in Motion’s new docu-series on fracking will premiere on the American channel two weeks after its Canadian premiere on T+E.
Canadian-produced animated feature lands distribution partner
Production on Troll: The Tale of a Tail is to start by September, with all of the animation work planned for Canada, says Blue Bug Entertainment producer Jean Aubert.
CBC Jian Ghomeshi inquiry calls for stronger management controls
Introducing employee training, surveys and “spot audits” and launching a confidential workplace hotline were also recommended by the internal workplace probe.
CBC issues 241 more job loss notices to unionized employees
“From what we know so far, no part of the country is spared in the new cuts,” the Canadian Media Guild said in a statement, as a CBC spokesman confirmed new redundancy notices were issued.
First Weekend Club and NFB launch CanadaScreens.ca
The VOD-based streaming site will offer Canadian films on a transactional basis, and curated lists of personal picks from big-name Canadian film and TV talent.
Telefilm, Rogers Group of Funds invest $625K across 7 docs
The latest films by Nettie Wild, Mila Aung-Thwin and Rama Rau are among the projects that will receive production and post-production coin through the fund.
Juice Worldwide unveils new tool to launch indie films
The Canadian company is one of only four vendors to provide a iTunes Store package delivery service for Compressor users.
Corus to launch Disney Channel in Canada
A new licensing deal between Corus and ABC/Disney forces a rebrand of three of DHX Media’s recently acquired kids channels.
Canadian web series take home eight IAWTV Awards
Whatever, Linda (pictured) took home awards for best directing and best drama series.
Radical Sheep gets Teletoon commission
Toronto’s Radical Sheep Productions has put animated comedy The Bagel and Becky Show into production for Teletoon.
TheScore posts Q2 loss but sees revenue up sharply
The loss takes into account a $1.7 million one-time charge for the company’s Q2, alongside advertising revenue up 78% year-over-year.
Breakthrough adds interactive to Science Max mix
The Toronto-based prodco is adding an interactive layer to its new children’s science show for TVO. (Science Max: Experiments at Large pictured.)