Remstar Films promotes three
Among those promoted at the Montreal-based company are Pascale Hebert (pictured right) and Tim Ringuette (pictured left).
Versailles renewed for season 2
With the first season of the Canada/France copro set to hit the airwaves next month, the show has been given a season two greenlight.
HIT’s Barney, Angelina stage their return to TV
Mattel and its preschool subsidiary HIT Entertainment have inked a long-term partnership with 9 Story Media Group to relaunch the Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina preschool brands, with new episodes set to roll out in 2017.
Sky Vision, Peacock Alley ink distribution deal
Sky Vision has picked up 50 hours of factual programming from Peacock Alley Entertainment, in addition to inking an exclusive distribution deal with the Toronto-based producer. (Pictured: Unusually Thicke)
Strategy’s Brands of the Year: Epic Meal Time is no longer the little guy
From Playback sister publication strategy: How Harley Morenstein and crew have grown to be Canadian leaders in the YouTube space.
Nelvana, Oktobor, Playmates Toys pact on Mech Mice
The multiplatform game is being turned into an animated action-comedy series for kids aged 6 to 11.
Norm Macdonald to host 2016 Screenies
Macdonald will host the first Canadian Screen Awards to be broadcast live on CBC in the Eastern Time Zone and live-to-tape across the rest of the country.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 25, 2015 to Oct. 1, 2015
Hotel Transylvania is at #1 for the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, with Maze Runner at #2, Everest at #3 and Paul a Quebec at #7.
Cameras roll on Motive season four
Showrunner Dennis Heaton chats with Playback Daily about keeping the series fresh as production gets underway in Vancouver on 13 new episodes.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 25, 2015 to Oct. 1, 2015
The top three remain unchanged, with Paul a Quebec at #1, Le Mirage at #2 and Le journal d’un vieil homme at #3.
Jennifer Harkness joins Cream Productions
Harkness was formerly the head of development, factual and reality at Temple Street before she left the company to join social media agency Jumpwire Media.
Pre-production underway on AMBI, Imprint’s Groove Tails
Animation and production on the CGI family feature will be done out of the AMBI Group’s Toronto-based AIC Studios, with Jamie Foxx (pictured) to voice the lead and serve as producer.
Blackstone to end after season five
The final season of the Prairie Dog Film + Television drama will bow on APTN on Nov. 3.
Blue Ice Docs finds The Missing Ingredient
The Toronto-based distributor acquired two other titles in addition to the Michael Sparaga-directed doc. (Sparaga pictured.)