Danielle Ng See Quan
Playback’s Digital Company of the Year: BroadbandTV
Reaching a milestone of 100 million subscribers to its multi-channel network and securing a major investment from RTL Group, Broadband TV had a big year in business.
Playback’s Newsmaker of the Year: Jean-Pierre Blais
As part of Playback‘s annual Best of the Year list, we look at the new CRTC chairman’s track record of turning regulatory decisions into front-page news.
Deals: Peace Point, Tricon, Proper, PNP
Peace Point sells three to Scripps Networks International (Bake with Anna Olson pictured), while Pacific Northwest Pictures picks up Canadian rights to Le Week-end.
Dream Street, Temple Street, 9 Story win Rocket Prize
The companies split the annual $75,000 award, presented to the best independently produced Canadian kids programs.
DHX Media adds to U.K. team
Victoria Bushell (pictured) joins the company as brand director as it bolsters its U.K. and worldwide licensing activity.
Canucks net ASC nods
Nominees include Pierre Gill for his work onThe Borgias, and Matthew J. Lloyd for Amazon’s Alpha House pilot (pictured).
He Never Died begins production
New crime-horror-thriller directed by Jason Krawczyk stars punk icon Henry Rollins (pictured).
CFC announces three teams for comedy exchange
The producer-writer teams will be mentored by high-profile comedy execs and talent, with the goal of increasing the strength of their feature comedies for the international marketplace.
Robert Patrick joins Hellions cast
The Terminator 2 actor (pictured) joins Bruce McDonald’s latest feature, now in production in Toronto.
Jumpwire Media opens L.A. office
The crossmedia marketing company is headed up by co-founders Gavin McGarry (pictured) and Jennifer Harkness.