Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 6 to 12, 2017
MasterChef Canada made the list once again this week, with Saving Hope also gaining a spot.
Boat Rocker, Industrial Brothers team with Fisher-Price
The Toronto producers have inked a master toy deal with the U.S.-based company for their new original series Kingdom Force.
Sundance Now SVOD comes to Canada
The indie and art-house focused streamer has launched with a Canadian collection curated by Bruce McDonald.
The Amazing Gayl Pile wins the SVOD pitch game
From Playback magazine: How LaRue Entertainment built an audience for its oddball comedy before bringing NBCUniversal and CBC into the mix.
Heartland renewed at CBC
The Alberta-shot drama will surpass 190 episodes during its eleventh season, which goes to camera in May.
Anne debut pulls in 815K for CBC
The eight-part series is produced by Northwood Entertainment and will be released on Netflix globally later this year.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 10 to 16, 2017
Ballerina is in the top spot, with Ca sent la coupe at #2 and Bitter Harvest at #3.
Corus greenlights The Baker Sisters
The food travelogue show will be shopped at MIPTV this April along with new originals Backyard Builds and Save My Reno.
Just For Laughs launches digital scripted series
Explaining to an Alien, an eight-part original web series, is the inaugural project produced through JFL’s new digital brand.
Canada, Denmark launch digi media incentive
The $300,000 codevelopment fund is aimed at digital projects that experiment with formats and platforms.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 10 to 16, 2017
Ballerina is at #5, with Kong: Skull Island at #1, Logan at #2 and Get Out at #3.
Sharon Stevens joins Hollywood Suite
The former senior director of multiplatform content at Blue Ant joins the company as director of programming.
Legion, Lucifer leave Vancouver for California
In the short term, the shift in production will cost the B.C. city approximately 400 crew jobs.
Digging into Northern Ontario’s production boom
Financial incentives and a growing crew base helped drive a record 51 projects in the region last year.
Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part Two
Execs from leading media companies talk about audience engagement, defining digital success and where to find revenue.