Xavier Dolan’s Mommy not advancing in Oscar’s

FILM

The Canadian film did not make the nine-feature shortlist in the foreign language film category for the 87th Academy Awards.



AOL files application for HuffPo TV channel

NEWS

AOL Canada wants to see its news and lifestyle streamer HuffPost Live converted to traditional TV as a non-Canadian programming service.



Finding holiday (ratings) magic with MOWs

TV

Chesler/Perlmutter Productions’ Lewis Chesler shares some of the key ingredients needed to create a successful holiday MOW.



Op/Ed: Why writing rooms need more women

BLOGSFILMTV

WGC president Jill Golick makes the case for increasing the number of scripts penned by women in Canada.



Kin expands team in Canada, preps new series (exclusive)

STREAM

Former Steven and Chris exec producer Rick Matthews (pictured) joins Kin’s team in Canada as senior manager of partnerships.



eOne, First Take to bring Dr. Cabbie to TV

FILM

Entertainment One has partnered with First Take Entertainment to develop and produce a TV version of the Dr. Cabbie feature film.



Hot Docs, Shaw launch doc training program

FILM

The Diverse Voices Program will kick off during the 2015 edition of the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.



Canadians light up lead roles in Prodigy’s Dark Matter

TV

The Toronto-shot series from Prodigy Pictures and creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullieis is to air on Syfy and will start shooting in Toronto on Jan. 7.



Raven Banner boards Portal to Hell

FILM

The indie distributor will handle the Canadian and international sales of the feature version of the film, which will first be shot as a short starring Roddy Piper (pictured).



When Calls The Heart season 2 shoot underway

TV

The Hallmark and Super Channel series will shoot through March 5, 2015 in Vancouver and Langley, B.C.

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Tecca Crosby presents Trina McQueen with the Special Jury Award of Distinction at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Yani Macute