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CMF launches new copro incentive
The fund will support the codevelopment and coproduction of projects from Canadian and Jerusalem-based producers.
Deals: DHX Media, 9 Story, Squeeze
DHX is expanding the Teletubbies brand into video games, Squeeze inks more international deals for Cracke, plus more deals.
Rogers Media suspends production at Toronto community station
Ten people have been laid off at the media company’s York Mills Road station.
I Am the Blues picked up for U.S. theatrical
The feature-length documentary, produced by Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm, is also set for a digital and home-video release via New York-based distribution outfit Film Movement.
Holmes on Homes producer eyes digital switch, int’l opportunities
Toronto-based General Purpose Entertainment has produced a series for Bravo’s U.S. digital offshoot Unleashed as it looks to diversify its portfolio in a consolidating environment.
In Brief: Montreal’s new VR studio; CFC honours Conquering Lion
Global creative studio Framestore is expanding its operations in Canada, APTN launches two new series, plus more news.
Tax credit access an obstacle for Ontario’s booming interactive sector
The province’s interactive digital media sector generated $1.4 billion in 2015, according to a report, but access to public funding and experienced talent remain a hurdle.
David Shepheard on building “brand Vancouver”
The newly appointed film commissioner talks about IP creation, fostering the VFX industries and making sure the city is “playing itself.”
Pierre Karl Peladeau named president and CEO of Quebecor
The former head of the Parti Quebecois returns to the media company he lead for 14 years.
Super Channel to launch 24-hour e-sports offering
With the global competitive gaming market expected to hit $1.92 billion by 2018, Super Channel is looking to get in on the action while bringing its age demo down.
New showrunners talk TV: Aubrey Nealon
The Cardinal writer/executive producer talks about how the CTV series came together, why he transitioned to TV and what lies ahead.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2017
Dramas lead the way for Canadian series, with Cardinal at #16 and Mary Kills People at #27.
Mind’s Eye’s The Humanity Bureau sells internationally
The dystopian action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, is the second film in a six-picture deal with VMI Worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! gets third season
The Portfolio Entertainment-produced series airs on Treehouse in Canada and PBS in the U.S.
Notable launches lifestyle-focused digital network
Claire Adams and Carli Posner have joined the company as co-CEOs and partners, helping to fund its expansion.