TMN reveals upcoming doc slate
The Bell Media pay TV channel revealed a raft of projects in various stages of development and production, including eOne’s Out of the Mouths.
Shaw to close three community TV stations, 70 jobs affected
A new funding model will see Shaw reallocate $10 million annually to Global News to support local news coverage in Western Canada.
Production wraps on Russell Peters series
Four-part scripted comedy The Indian Detective shot in South Africa, India and finally Canada, where filming wrapped in Toronto this week.
Photo gallery: WGC Awards 2017
Take a peek at what went down at Koerner Hall on Monday night as the Writers Guild of Canada celebrated the best in the business.
In Brief: Fish the Dish nabs prestigious prize
NFB producer Selwyn Jacob was recognized for his body of work, plus more news.
EyeSteelFilm heads to Hot Docs with largest-ever slate
With five films at this year’s festival, the Montreal prodco talks about the challenges of managing long-haul projects.
New OTT product coming from BCE
The new offering was announced on Bell’s Q1 call, where the company also revealed the financial impact of the simsub rule changes.
Epic Studios drops on YouTube
The iThentic, Farmhouse Productions and duopoly-made series is tapping YouTube star EpicLLOYD’s 500,000 followers to find an audience.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 10 to 16, 2017
Playoff hockey won the #2 spot, while MasterChef Canada landed at #16 and Big Brother Canada at #21.
Proper Rights sells more than 250 hours of programming
The Toronto-based unscripted distributor has inked deals with international broadcasters for Last Stop Garage, Vegas Rat Rods and other series.
Boat Rocker, MarcoPolo team up
The exclusive deal will see both companies partner on new original animated television and digital series for preschoolers.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 14 to 20, 2017
C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier is at #1, with Maudie at #2 and Ballerina at #3.
Mark Musselman departs Serendipity Point
The exec producer reflects on 18 years with the Toronto prodco, the challenges of making Canadian films and gives his outlook for the industry.
How to Buy a Baby filming in T.O.
The IPF-backed web series about infertility is written by Wendy Litner and produced by Lauren Corber’s LoCo Motion Pictures.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 14 to 20, 2017
The Fate of the Furious takes the top spot, followed by The Boss Baby at #2 and Beauty and the Beast at #3.