From manga to morning dramas: how to break out in Japan

Sayumi Horie, head of global content development at Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, breaks down the country’s market realities.

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CMF and Irish funder invest $225K across five projects

Sienna Films and Rezolution Pictures are two of the Canadian prodcos selected to receive coin.

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CHCH dives into late-night pop talk

Weekly half-hour talk show andPOP, hosted by Brigitte Truong, will premiere on CHCH next Thursday.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 6 to 12, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones leads the pack, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.


Is appointment viewing making a comeback?

In part three of the Future of Media special report, experts debate whether mobile shows could spark a new excitement about scheduled viewing.

The Disappearance

Deals: WGN America, BYUtv, TLA Releasing

WGN America has picked up The Disappearance, TLA Releasing takes U.S., U.K., and French rights to M/M, plus more.

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Netflix renews Travelers

After two seasons on Showcase, the third season of the time-travel drama is moving to the streaming service.


Cord cutting slows for Shaw, but not for most competitors

Boon Dog’s latest study shows a 20% overall drop in cord-cutting from 2016, but most cable providers still saw increased customer losses.

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In brief: My Dead Dad’s and New Romantic win at SXSW

Plus: A portrait of Maudie‘s economic impact and eOne heads to the beach with a new format.

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’90s cartoon band Prozzak set for a comeback

Toronto’s Portfolio Entertainment and digital producer Duopoly have teamed to produce an animated series featuring the Canadian band.

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The Future of Media: Felix & Paul talk VR hype versus reality

The Montreal studio’s co-founder and creative director Paul Raphael dishes on what’s next for VR and why the tech could hit the mainstream this year.

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IPF invested $1.95M in web series in 2017: report

The fund backed 10 English-language web series, such as People Watching, and five French-language projects.

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Red Arrow Studios International adds acquisitions head

Alex Fraser will lead international acquisitions and distribution for the Munich-based company.


Canal Vie greenlights new Media Ranch series

The Montreal-based producer/distributor is teaming up with lawyer Anne-France Goldwater on an unscripted show.