Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble
The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.
Meet the 2017 AToMiC Awards jury
As the Jan. 20 entry deadline looms, find out who will be judging the best in creative, entertainment, tech and media innovation.
CSAs ’17: Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek lead TV noms
The clone series topped the list with 14 nominations, while there were also strong showings for Kim’s Convenience, 19-2, Vikings and Letterkenny.
CSAs ’17: Juste la fin du Monde snags nine film nominations
Xavier Dolan’s latest leads the race, with Race, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos close behind.
Quebecor Content ups Yann Paquet
The long-time VP of acquisitions will handle international development in the expanded role.
Digital District acquires Mokko Studio
The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.
In Brief: TFCA prize to be split; eOne’s new VP, int’l sales
The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film will share the $100,000 award, Danishka Esterhazy to get Sundance honour and more news of the week.
Programming Profile: Syfy’s Chris Regina
The SVP of program strategy at the U.S. net on what he wants to hear in a pitch, what producers can learn from Z Nation and why Sharknado was a success.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017
Suicide Squad tops the chart, followed by Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Magnificent Seven at #3.
OUTtv focuses on international expansion with new ownership
Stern Partners will invest in the company as it looks to expand its LGBTQ-friendly content and OTT platform across the border.
Deals: DHX, PNP, Farpoint, eOne
DHX Media licenses the 30-episode second season of Teletubbies to Nick Jr. in the U.S., plus more deals of the week.
Lark Productions hires new VP, scripted
Veteran development exec Samantha Morris Mastai has been appointed to the newly created position, which is based in Toronto.
Highway Thru Hell spin-off hits ratings record for Discovery
Heavy Rescue 401 delivered the most-watched premiere in the network’s history, with more than 3.3 million viewers to date.
Randall Okita to receive inaugural John Dunning Discovery Award
The ACCT has announced the recipients of three Special Awards to be presented at the CSAs on Mar. 12.
Sky Vision to handle int’l sales on Bad Blood
The U.K. distributor will shop the New Metric and Sphere Media-produced scripted series at NAPTE next week.