Darrin Rose to host Canadian Screen Awards’ industry galas

FILMTV

The Match Game host and comic will emcee two nights of prize-giving ahead of the big show on March 1 on the CBC.



How ‘Clara’s Big Ride’ anchors Bell’s Let’s Talk initative

FILM

Filmmaker Larry Weinstein recounts being moved to tears while making his doc about Clara Hughes’ bike ride to raise awareness about depression and other mental health issues.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Jan. 12, 2015 to Jan. 18, 2015

TV

Three CBC shows land on the top 30 – including Book of Negroes, Schitt’s Creek and Murdoch Mysteries – with CTV’s Saving Hope hitting #20.



Trish Williams leaving Bell Media to executive produce Saving Hope

TV

With Williams’ departure, Tom Hastings becomes Bell Media’s new director of independent production (Williams pictured).



Telefilm names Roxane Girard as interim business affairs director

TV

The Canada Media Fund exec fills in as Dave Forget joins the executive team at the Directors Guild of Canada (Girard pictured).



Zone3 picks up rights to Keshet’s Girlfri3nds

TV

The Montreal-based prodco will produce a French-language version of the reality dating show for Bell Media’s VRAK channel. (Image from the original Israeli version of the show pictured.)



Annedroids rockets to Latin America

NEWS

Picture Box Distribution has sold Amazon original series Annedroids to Discovery Kids Latin America and secured new deals with broadcasters in Europe for a number of its other children’s series.



Distributel expands to TV

TV

Details on the independent telco’s new launch, Distributel TV, which will be available in select areas of Ontario and Quebec.



John Morayniss renews long-term deal at eOne Television

TV

The Los Angeles-based exec will lead the indie studio’s TV arm through 2018.



As loonie falls in value, film rental equipment investment jumps

FILM

William F. White International and Sim Digital opening new Northern Ontario facilities is the latest sign of expansion in the equipment rental market (White’s camera car pictured).

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