Brightlight, Myriad partner on The Kid Detective
Myriad Pictures will begin shopping the Adam Brody-starring project at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin.
CMF awards $19.5M across 31 digital projects
Secret Location’s VUSR platform received the largest chunk of change, with $1.1 million going to fund the VR distribution tool.
What’s the best way to fund Cancon?
A recent government report gauged Canadians’ opinions on charging foreign companies to fund homegrown film and TV.
Deirdre Brennan to depart Corus
Ten months after taking up the role of VP of content, Brennan is moving on to helm NBCUniversal-owned preschool net Sprout as general manager.
Ovation TV acquires Versailles season two
The U.S. net said the Canada/France copro’s debut episode was its most-watched telecast ever.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 2 to 8, 2017
Global’s original drama Ransom is at #29.
How changing needs prompted Shaftesbury/Smokebomb to relocate
CEO Christina Jennings on how the company’s new digs have enhanced its production capabilities and brought its previously siloed digital and television divisions together.
Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble
The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.
Meet the 2017 AToMiC Awards jury
As the Jan. 20 entry deadline looms, find out who will be judging the best in creative, entertainment, tech and media innovation.
CSAs ’17: Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek lead TV noms
The clone series topped the list with 14 nominations, while there were also strong showings for Kim’s Convenience, 19-2, Vikings and Letterkenny.
CSAs ’17: Juste la fin du Monde snags nine film nominations
Xavier Dolan’s latest leads the race, with Race, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos close behind.
Quebecor Content ups Yann Paquet
The long-time VP of acquisitions will handle international development in the expanded role.
Digital District acquires Mokko Studio
The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.
In Brief: TFCA prize to be split; eOne’s new VP, int’l sales
The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film will share the $100,000 award, Danishka Esterhazy to get Sundance honour and more news of the week.
Programming Profile: Syfy’s Chris Regina
The SVP of program strategy at the U.S. net on what he wants to hear in a pitch, what producers can learn from Z Nation and why Sharknado was a success.