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Netflix jumps into Bron’s Red Sea Diving Resort

The streaming service has picked up the global rights, excluding China, to Gideon Raff’s The Red Sea Diving Resort.

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Lack of The Force sees attendance drop at Cineplex for Q4

Patrons are spending more money at the box office and concessions, but no Star Wars film for the holidays saw fewer tickets sold.

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Deals: Film Mode, Secret Location, Thunderbird

Wild Media’s Project Ithaca lands international sales at EFM, Thunderbird’s U.K. sales arm lands Sundance gem and Secret Location takes flight.

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Apple streaming service expected to launch in spring: reports

Media outlets are reporting the tech giant may unveil its streaming service at a March event.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Feb. 5 to 11, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery takes the top spot, followed by Marvel’s The Punisher at #2 and Titans at #3.

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Raja Khanna on bringing Dark Slope into the light

Serial entrepreneur Khanna discusses the formation of the new VR and AR company, which just added Steven DeNure to its board of directors.

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Frappier doc among 14 projects selected for SODEC funding

Additional SODEC production assistance recipients include directors Vali Fugulin, Jean-Francois Lesage and Zayne Akyol.

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In brief: Natty Zavitz wins ‘Mammoth’ accolade

The Shape of Water and A Series of Unfortunate Events win big at CAFTCAD awards, while Canada/Germany digital projects get funding.

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TVOKids greenlights more It’s My Party

The regional broadcaster has ordered a second season of Bristow Global Media’s live-action cultural celebration series.

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Screen Siren docuseries gets the greenlight at Knowledge Net

The provincial pubcaster has also appointed filmmaker Aaron Woodley (pictured) as its director of network brands.

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Wattpad strikes development deal with Huayi Brothers Korea

The companies will develop and coproduce Wattpad stories for the Korean market, with Wattpad Studios’ head of Asian operations Dexter Ong overseeing the partnership.

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Screen Media acquires all U.S. rights to Akash Sherman’s Clara

The sci-fi feature, produced by Serendipity Point Films, will get a day-and-date theatrical release.

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CMF invests in new seasons of Chateau Laurier, Gayl Pile

The funder invested a total of $10 million across 49 digital media projects in three different sections.

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CAKE, Fresh TV get more Dramarama

Teletoon and Cartoon Network in the U.S. have renewed Total Dramarama for a second season.

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CBC builds out kids content strategy, starting with a ‘Detention’

LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films’ Detention Adventure will be the first kids scripted series to debut exclusively on Gem.