Monsoon, Dark Side to book-end Planet in Focus

FILM

Sturla Gunnarsson’s India-set documentary (pictured) will open Toronto’s Planet in Focus Film Festival next month.



Deals: MCE, D Films, DHX Brands, Sago Sago

FILMTV

D Films will release the CanCon thriller The Scarehouse (pictured) across home entertainment platforms, and more deals of the week.



Ryerson student series picked up by OWN, Rogers TV

TV

The Naked Entrepreneur, a series produced by Ryerson RTA School of Media and business students, will air on Rogers TV and OWN in Canada.



Shomi unveils content deal with Warner Bros. Int’l

STREAMTV

The catalogue deal is the latest from the Canadian SVOD launching in November against market leader Netflix Canada.



Report: Quebec should restore multimedia tax credit rate

FILM

Montreal International urged the Quebec Taxation Review to raise the tax credit to where it was before a 20% cut was unveiled in June 2014.



NFB pacts with NSI on Aboriginal doc course

FILM

With the new partnership, projects completed by participants in the course will be streamed on NFB.ca, with the NFB also offering mentorship during postproduction.



Shaw Communications reports growth

TVWEB

Company points to investments in programming, technology and products, combined with operational efficiencies.



DHX Brands ties TV series to time change in new campaign

TV

The company is looking to bolster its In the Night Garden brand with a UK-based campaign to help kids stick to their bedtime routine when the clocks turn back.



Cameras roll in Sudbury on Chet Baker biopic

FILM

The Ethan Hawke-starrer is written and directed by Robert Budreau.



Crafthaus, Possibility partner to produce Defective

FILM

Up-and-coming director Reese Eveneshen will direct the feature, which will shoot in Hamilton (pictured) and Guelph in 2015.