Deals: Super Channel, Proper, Blue Ant, Buck
Super Channel extends its deal with Starz Worldwide Distribution while Blue Ant Media sells a slew of series into the U.S. market ahead of MIPCOM, including Rebel Without a Kitchen (pictured).
eOne boards Tyson Caron’s Lovesick
Entertainment One has acquired the Canadian rights to the feature starring Jacob Tierney and Jessica Pare (pictured).
Playback’s 5 to Watch: Jasmeet Singh
Known to the internet masses as JusReign, the Guelph, ON native found his niche making comedy for South Asian audiences and is poised to expand his reach with Much Digital Studios.
Shoot the Messenger gets underway in Toronto
The series was co-created by Hungry Eyes’ Jennifer Holness and Sudz Sutherland. (Star Elyse Levesque pictured.)
Amazing Race Canada spin-off launches on Bell Fibe’s TV1
The CTV series spinoff will appear exclusively on TV1 (formerly Bell Local) and marks the first time a show has been crossed over from CTV to Fibe TV.
TVO, City Saskatchewan prep Quizzine
Cheshire Cat producer Tim Tyler on how the Saskatoon company picked up the French format and why Creative Sask’s grant programs work well for interstitials.
Jeff Lynas upped to COO of eOne TV
Lynas will oversee day-to-day operations across eOne Television internationally.
Jonathan Dueck takes over as CEO of Essential Media Canada
Formerly Essential 11 Television Canada, the company has rebranded and restructured its management. (Dueck pictured.)
VSC picks up This Changes Everything
The doc from Canadian director Avi Lewis will have its world bow at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 13.
Playback’s 5 to Watch revealed
Our annual list of Canadian entertainment industry talents whose careers are on the fast-track to success.
TIFF ’15: A peek inside Dunn’s Closet Monster
Ahead of Closet Monster‘s bow at TIFF, Stephen Dunn talks to Playback about his feature debut’s journey to greenlight and showcasing a “new” Newfoundland.
Will Sasso project in development at Bell Media
On Wednesday, Sasso tweeted a picture of himself with fellow comedian/actors Alex Borstein and Kayla Lorette and Much Digital Studios’ JusReign.
Bron reorganizes as Bron Media Corp, names COO
Daniel D. McClure (pictured) joins the Bron group of companies as president and COO, and will work out of the company’s new Toronto office.
Shaw Media-Hot Docs invests $120K across 5 projects
Five docs, including Nisha Pahuja’s Send Us Your Brother and Jay Cheel’s How to Build a Time Machine, have received a total of $120,000 in grants from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds.