Deals: Seven24, Portfolio, Super Channel
Netflix picks up Wynonna Earp for U.S. and Canada, plus more deals.
CFC’s Comedy Exchange participants head to L.A.
Former Motive showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/director Jeremy Lalonde and producer Emily Alden will all pitch their flicks in California.
Darius Films takes The Padre to Bogota
The Canada/Ireland copro shoots in the Colombian capital before coming back to Canada for post-production.
How Secret Location made Halcyon a reality
A deal with Syfy took the hybrid digital/VR series to 80 territories globally, garnering acclaim for its novel format. Now, it’s been optioned for an hour-long TV version.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report
But those who have cut the cord still only account for a small percentage of the total market, according to a report from Boon Dog.
Deals: NFB, CraveTV, D360
Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology will receive a 66-screen theatrical release in South Korea, Crave adds another original, and more.