CBC boards NSI’s New Indigenous Voices program
Continuing its investment in underrepresented Canadian creators, the national broadcaster will serve as the course’s lead sponsor on a three-year commitment.
Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away
The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.
Quebecor distributes $946K to four projects
CarpeDiem Film & TV’s follow up to its box-office hit La guerre des Tuques 3D is among the projects to receive funding.
Super Channel preps sports-based sub-brand
The Edmonton-based company acquired the Canadian rights to the U.S. football franchise Legends Football League ahead of a planned April launch.
Boat Rocker inks copro pact with Mobius.Lab
The Toronto company will jointly develop, finance and distribute a slate of 10 series for international markets.
Below Her Mouth inks raft of int’l deals
Netflix acquired the Serendipity Point Films feature in multiple territories, while the project also landed theatrical releases in the U.S., Japan and Germany.
Great British Bake Off format headed to CBC
The Great Canadian Baking Show will go into production in May ahead of a fall 2017 premiere.
Bron eyes expansion into television
With its film business expanding fast in Canada and the U.S., the Vancouver studio has announced a pair of L.A. hires to support the launch of a TV division.
Deals: DHX Media, 9 Story, Squeeze
DHX is expanding the Teletubbies brand into video games, Squeeze inks more international deals for Cracke, plus more deals.
I Am the Blues picked up for U.S. theatrical
The feature-length documentary, produced by Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm, is also set for a digital and home-video release via New York-based distribution outfit Film Movement.