Hi Opie! is coming home with a spin-off
Toronto’s marblemedia has partnered with TVO and The Jim Henson company to produce the live-action pre-school series Opie’s Home, which is slated to premiere in 2017.
Production set to begin on De Pere en Flic 2
The sequel to the 2009 Quebec box office hit is produced by Montreal’s Cinemaginaire.
Rhombus sets up next slate of films
The Toronto-based producer is in development on seven feature films, including projects from Brandon Cronenberg and Andrew Cividino (pictured).
Domenic Vivolo to leave Bell Media
The president of content sales, marketing and digital products will exit next week.
Beat Bugs renewed for season two
The Beatles-inspired series is produced by Grace: A Storytelling Company, Beyond Screen Production and Vancouver’s Thunderbird.
Villeneuve’s Arrival to bow at Venice
The 2016 Venice Film Festival will also feature Philippe Falardeau’s The Bleeder. (Villeneuve pictured.)
CMF distributes $7.2M across 15 projects
Rezolution Pictures and Kingulliit Productions are among those to receive funding through the CMF’s Aboriginal Program.
Proper Rights inks 10 new deals
The distributor has signed Canadian and international deals for Vegas Rat Rods (pictured), Holmes + Holmes and others.
Production underway on Dolan’s latest feature
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is the filmmaker’s first English-language film.
Wynonna Earp sharpens its int’l presence
Viacom International Media Networks has picked up season one of the series for Spike channels in multiple territories.
D360, Partners in Motion ink development deal
Toronto’s D360 has also taken on the global distribution of the Vancouver prodco’s entire catalogue, including documentary series Crime Stories (pictured).
Screen Awards dive into immersive media
The ACCT has announced five new digital and immersive award categories to be presented during Canadian Screen Week.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 11 to July 17, 2016
Amazing Race Canada is at #2 for the week of July 11 to 17, with Private Eyes at #22 and Motive at #23.
NSI names 2016 Totally Television teams
Geordie Sabbagh (pictured) and Ashleigh Rains are among the four writer/producer teams selected to participate in the program.