Ontario budget: Digi fund boosted, credit narrowed
Changes introduced in Thursday’s budget include a revision to the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit and an expansion of the Interactive Digital Media Fund.
Deals: Cream Productions, 9 Story, Blue Ice
Production on season three of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is underway, and more deals of the week. (Wild Things pictured.)
CBC to launch new Docs strand, hires Engel to lead
Producer and broadcast exec Charlotte Engel will be responsible for commissioning and programming CBC Docs. (Engel pictured.)
Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Lavender readies for Toronto shoot
The indie from AMBI Canada will shoot in Toronto this summer, with The Blacklist‘s Diego Klattenhoff set to topline. (Klattenhoff pictured.)
Collective Digital Studios opens Toronto office
Jordon Bortolotti, formerly of Blue Ant Media, is heading up the MCN’s first Canadian outpost. (Bortolotti pictured.)
NSI unveils 2015 New Voices class
This year’s class of participants include Vince Fontaine, Melissa Raven and Kelsey Smoke.
Holly O’Brien wins WIFT-T William F. White mentorship award
The Pop-Up Porno producer will receive 10 days of hands-on training and $1,500 equipment grant through the program. (O’Brien pictured.)
DHX TV’s Michael Goldsmith on programming, post-Disney
With a channel rebrand underway, Goldsmith talks to Playback Daily about his team’s programming outlook and how it plans to build off the success of series like The Next Step.
Building buzz for Being Canadian
eOne EVP Mark Slone discusses the distribution strategy for Rob Cohen’s documentary, which includes sponsor partnerships with the likes of Tim Hortons.
Joey Klein debut feature set for summer shoot
Canadian indie The Other Half has lined up leading Canadian ladies Suzanne Clement and Tatiana Maslany to star. (Clement pictured.)
Hot Docs: Blue Ice Docs takes two titles as market begins
Robin Smith snapped up the Canadian rights to Mia Donovan’s Deprogrammed (pictured) and Heddy Honigmann’s Around the World in 50 Concerts.
Women directors face entrenched film industry bias: study
The number of women moving from directing indie movies to major studio tentpoles is rare. The results of a three-year study by the Sundance Institute helps explain why.
NSI appoints Angela Heck to digi-focused post
Prior to joining the NSI, Heck was director of business development at Winnipeg-based Tactica Interactive.