U.S. TV stations pitch the CRTC on retransmission fees

TV

“Why would we import just this fraction of your system,” regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais asked the Americans during the Let’s Talk TV hearing.



Mommy to represent Canada in Oscar race

FILM

Xavier Dolan’s Cannes award winner is being put forward to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category.



CRTC clashes with stonewalling Netflix at Let’s Talk TV hearings

TV

Regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais repeatedly ordered the U.S. video streaming giant to confidentially provide key business data on its Canadian operations.



Kirstine Stewart upped to VP role at Twitter

WEB

The Canadian head of operations has been named VP of North American media at the company.



Canadian producers headed south for coproductions

FILMTV

Canadians are headed to Brazil and Los Cabos following Strategic Partners’ spotlight on Latin America at its 17th edition, which wrapped on Sept. 14.



Elevation Pictures’ post-TIFF picks

FILM

The distributor has picked up two high-profile acquisition titles for the Canadian market.



California signs new $330 million tax credit program into law

FILM

The new incentives pot is up sharply from $100 million in annual funding.



Lionsgate nabs rights to The Smosh Movie

FILMSTREAM

The mini-major has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the feature film edition of the popular digital media brand for 13 to 17-year-olds.



Stingray Digital cries foul on CRTC’s proposed skinny basic

TV

“It would be sad if Galaxy…became a collateral victim of this new regulatory framework,” Stingray head Eric Boyko told the regulator during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing.



Corus inks deal with multi-channel net KIN

STREAM

The mediaco leads a $12 million funding round for the female-focused MCN and announces a plan to launch KIN Canada.