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.
Telefilm to up Indigenous funding to $4M
The funding body is quadrupling the allowance for feature film production and marketing financing for Indigenous content.
Photo gallery: ACTRA in L.A.
A selection of photos from the Northern Lights Social in Hollywood, which saw Kim Coates receive the 2017 ACTRA National Award of Excellence.
Super Bowl ratings down 39% for Bell Media
The media co attributed the decline to the CRTC’s previous simsub ruling, and vows to continue to fight the decision.
Kew Media to pursue further acquisitions
There are 16 other potential deals in the works as the media co seeks to tackle TV for an SVOD world.
Deals: Breakthrough, AMBI, Guru Studio, Seville
Canada/U.K. copro Ride nets a three-book publishing deal in the U.S., Open Road Films acquires AMBI’s Arctic Justice, plus more deals of the week.
Frantic Films, BGM among six to be acquired by Kew Media
Under the proposed transaction, Kew will bring a number of Canada’s most prominent unscripted and branded-content producers under its umbrella.
Proper TV’s Last Stop Garage lands in Labrador
Currently in production, the unscripted series will air in both Canada and the U.S. later this year.
Cardinal premiere pulls in 1.3M viewers
The episode’s ratings haul makes the suspense thriller the most-watched Canadian show to debut in the 2016-17 broadcast year, according to Bell Media.