RIDM responds to ‘of the North’ controversy
The film from Quebec filmmaker Dominic Gagnon, which screened twice during the Montreal-based doc festival, uses various clips of Inuit culled from video sites.
Lionsgate buys stake in Pilgrim Studios
Pilgrim Studios will still have “full creative autonomy” under its current management team, headed by founder Craig Piligian (pictured).
Discovery, Liberty Global take stakes in Lionsgate
Each company will have a 3.4% stake in Lionsgate, and both Liberty Global’s Mike Fries and Discovery’s David Zaslav (pictured) will have seats on the board.
Dave Hamilton to lead development for Cineflix
Hamilton (pictured), most recently an SVP at Leopard USA, is moving to Cineflix Media in September as EVP of development.
Is Amazon building an unscripted division?
Recent job postings for the U.S.-based streamer point to a potential new buyer of unscripted content. (From Realscreen)
Jane Rimer joins Insight senior management team
Insight’s John Brunton and newly minted chief of international business and creative development Rimer on the prodco’s immediate plans for expansion. (from realscreen)
NFB appoints Andre Picard to director general post
The former director general of the NFB’s French Program also held VP posts with Canadian comedy fest Just For Laughs and IMAX.
CBC, Banijay Int’l launch Format Incubator
The partnership will support up to three Canadian unscripted pilots through development and production. (Jennifer Dettman, CBC’s executive director of unscripted content, pictured.)
Haida Gwaii, Amina Profile win Hot Docs prizes
A total of 12 awards and $61,000 in cash and prizes were presented to filmmakers from Canada and around the world. (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World pictured.)
Mike Holmes heads to Fox with Home Free
The HGTV star is hosting a home reno competition series produced by Relativity Television and shopped globally by Electus International.