Etan Vlessing

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FX renews Toronto-shot Man Seeking Woman

TV

The renewal follows the pilot and first season of the Jay Baruchel-starring comedy being shot in Toronto.



Bell Media heads to court over CRTC’s Super Bowl ad ruling

TV

The broadcaster tells the federal court of appeals that the CRTC has interfered with “Bell Media’s rights and benefits under the NFL Agreement.”



Global stories key for digital-first content: report

STREAMTV

The Canadian Media Production Association’s Content Everywhere 2 white paper argues Canadian producers face an uphill battle to get content on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.



Cirque du Soleil Media, Samsung team for VR mobile experience

INTERACTIVE

Bell Media’s joint venture with the Quebec circus troupe will develop a live action video experience for Samsung smartphone users.



Orphan Black, Mommy sweep Canadian Screen Awards

FILMTV

The Tatiana Maslany-starring drama earned 10 trophies at Canada’s screen awards, while Xavier Dolan’s family drama earned nine.



Sunday Night Lights: Cimoroni & Co up the Screenies game

FILMTV

From Playback magazine: Bringing years of major sporting event expertise to Canada’s biggest entertainment awards, a look at some of the changes Dan Cimoroni and Rick Chisholm brought to the CSA’s broadcast gala.



Multiple Media pacts with U.S., U.K. producers on Canadian distribution

FILM

The indie producer/distributor is ramping up its theatrical arm with long-term partnerships with Voltage Pictures and Carnaby International.



Canadian TV leaders show alarm and gallows humour at panel

TV

“We have a multi-billion dollar business that’s in crisis and going down the tubes,” Bell Media president Kevin Crull told Banff Industry Content Connect panel in Toronto.



Denis Villeneuve to direct Blade Runner sequel

FILM

Thunderbird Films will executive produce the Alcon Entertainment film.



How the Canadian Screen Awards landed Julianne Moore

TV

In a major coup for the industry’s biggest night, Moore joins the presenter lineup for the CBC’s March 1 show along with Missy Peregrym, Kevin Durand and Mark Critch.

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2015-ACTRA-Awards

2015-ACTRA-Awards - Gavin Crawford