Epic Studios drops on YouTube
The iThentic, Farmhouse Productions and duopoly-made series is tapping YouTube star EpicLLOYD’s 500,000 followers to find an audience.
How to Buy a Baby filming in T.O.
The IPF-backed web series about infertility is written by Wendy Litner and produced by Lauren Corber’s LoCo Motion Pictures.
Who won big at the WGC Awards?
X Company, Letterkenny and Maudie scribes nabbed some hardware at the annual Writers Guild of Canada gala. Check out who else picked up a trophy.
Mohawk Girls renewed for a final season
The half-hour Rezolution Pictures comedy will conclude with a six-episode fifth season.
Production underway on Richard Boddington’s latest
The writer/director is back in South Africa shooting a new family feature, The Great Elephant Adventure, starring Elizabeth Hurley.
Massively looks to expand chat-bot program to include indie films
The platform, so far used for franchise features such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Insidious 3, is moving into the independent-film space with Nova Seed.
On the Slate: Aircraft Pictures
With production close to wrapping on two animated features, the company is fine-tuning a cross-border development slate with a view to finding success in evolving markets.
Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel
More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to New York-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.
CBC partners with int’l broadcasters to launch Panora.tv
Set to launch this fall, the business-facing platform is meant to tap into the 12,000 content buyers unable to attend major industry events.
Mobile Homes added to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight program
Toronto’s Lithium Studios is one of three producers attached to the France/Canada coproduction.
Cable revenue flat for Rogers in Q1
But the telco posted a 6% bump in overall profits, thanks in part to a $26 million gain in its media business.
Cameras roll on Rabbit Square’s Crawford
The comedy, from Mike Clattenburg and Laura Michalchyshyn’s prodco, is set for a winter 2018 debut on CBC.