Photo gallery: 2016 Doc Institute Honours
Missed the third annual awards? Check out the who’s who from the Dec. 1 event.
How Tyson Caron landed in the director’s chair
Lovesick, backed by eOne and Telefilm, debuts at the Whistler Film Festival today.
Cancon undervalued in int’l markets: CRTC hearings
The domestic regulatory system needs to incentivize broadcasters to take more risks and invest more in R&D, eOne’s John Morayniss told the commission.
eOne takes equity stake in L.A.’s Canvas Media
Tied into the agreement is a first-look deal that will see the pair collaborating on the development and production of scripted series.
Chris McDonald wins DOC Institute prize
The Hot Docs president and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril picked up trophies at yesterday’s ceremony.
Production underway on The Humanity Bureau
The film stars Nicholas Cage and is the second in a six-picture deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide.
Whistler ’16: Deepa Mehta joins Little Kings
The filmmaker will executive produce the debut feature from Dusty Mancinelli (pictured).
Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16
The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.
CMPA takes aim at ‘producer of record’ deals: CRTC hearings
The commission also heard from CAFDE about how recent consolidation has affected the distribution outlets for features, and from DOC about how Super Channel’s legal woes impact doc makers.
CBC proposes ad-free model in Heritage filing
The pubcaster said it should move to a model akin to the BBC, which would require around $400 million in additional government funding.
Breakthrough adds to C-suite
Suzanne Wilson joins the company as its VP of family entertainment.
Letterkenny set for Christmas Day comeback
The comedy series will bow on CraveTV with six new episodes, continuing the tradition of premiering its new seasons on busy weekends.