Holmes on Homes producer eyes digital switch, int’l opportunities
Toronto-based General Purpose Entertainment has produced a series for Bravo’s U.S. digital offshoot Unleashed as it looks to diversify its portfolio in a consolidating environment.
Tax credit access an obstacle for Ontario’s booming interactive sector
The province’s interactive digital media sector generated $1.4 billion in 2015, according to a report, but access to public funding and experienced talent remain a hurdle.
New showrunners talk TV: Aubrey Nealon
The Cardinal writer/executive producer talks about how the CTV series came together, why he transitioned to TV and what lies ahead.
CBC unveils Keeping Canada Safe
The eight-part series, produced by Force Four Entertainment, was filmed over 48 hours and involved 60 camera crews.
Bron Studios boards Fonzo
The B.C.-based company has signed on to coproduce the Tom Hardy-starring gangster feature.
CTV greenlights Ilana Frank, eOne detective series
The hour-long, female-led drama is currently in pre-production, with cameras set to roll in Toronto this spring.
Mongrel sends Maudie to Europe, Asia, Middle East
The Canada/Ireland coproduction was picked up by distributors including Germany’s NFP and Japan’s Shochiku.
Deals: Indiecan, 9 Story, D360, UFE
Indiecan acquires various rights to three documentaries, including Michael David Lynch’s Victor’s Walk, Hulu picks up season one of 9 Story’s Camp Lakebottom, plus more deals.
EFM 2017: Canadian distributors in Berlin
Playback checks in with 108 Media, Marina Cordoni, A71, D Films and Breakthrough about what they’re shopping, what they’re looking for and where they see opportunities in the market.
Sinking Ship’s 4Player in the works at Corus
The Toronto-based children’s producer has inked a development deal for its single-camera sitcom, created by Vivieno Caldinelli and Mark De Angelis.
CBC, Netflix ready Anne reboot
Executive producers Miranda de Pencier and Moira Walley-Beckett talk late-night deal making, remaking the iconic series for 2017 and the potential of more seasons.
Travelers heads to season two
Production on the Showcase original will begin in Vancouver this March.