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Pet Robots

Deals: Portfolio, Cineflix, DHX

Portfolio has inked a deal with Blue Dream Studios founder Scott Christian Sava to adapt his all-ages graphic novel, Pet Robots, into an animated TV series, plus more.

Erin Williams

In brief: Breakthrough Entertainment adds sales exec

Plus: Indiecan nabs the North American rights to Mark A. Lewis’s third feature, The Age of Adulting, which will have its premiere during Canadian Film Week.

The Anybodies

Wow Unlimited, Mattel in production on Barbie TV series

Wow also revealed it is in development on an animated comedy based on U.S. author Julianna Baggott’s book trilogy The Anybodies (pictured).

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Quebec to tax Netflix, foreign digital companies

In its 2018 budget, the province also laid out plans to boost funding for the cultural sector and open tax credits to digital-only projects.

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Proper TV ups Allison Grace to VP of content

The Toronto prodco also revealed a number of other changes to its senior management team.


NBCU’s Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellan to keynote BANFF

The 2018 Company of Distinction is also bringing eight of its most senior executives, including Jeff Wachtel and Deirdre Brennan, to the Alberta festival’s 39th edition.

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Our House taps former Top Chef EP to lead development in L.A.

The Toronto-based unscripted prodco continues to build out its U.S. operations with the hire of Hillary Olsen as VP, development at its recently launched California office.


DHX strategic review to conclude by June

At its annual shareholder meeting, CEO Michael Donovan discussed the importance of premium brands and offered insight into how the company arrived at its review.

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eOne, MGC to adapt Street Fighter franchise for TV

The Toronto-headquartered studio will develop, produce and finance the project, based on Capcom’s classic gaming property.

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Corus Studios greenlights four originals ahead of MIPTV

Big Rig Warriors from Montreal’s Attraction Images is among a trio of new docuseries, while Corus also commissioned Forte Entertainment’s Stitched for Slice.

Odd Squad

Sinking Ship snags 17 Daytime Emmy nominations

It and 9 Story Media continued to make Canada a kids-content force to be reckoned with at the annual awards show.


How Beat Bugs helped Atomic Cartoons realize its expansion plans

The animation studio this week relocated its Vancouver headquarters as it increases its focus on original IP and capitalizes on the escalating demand for service work in B.C.