Banff ’15: Rockie winners announced
Canadian winners at the annual gala include Guidestones: Sunflower Noir, the NFB and Sinking Ship.
Banff ’15: Blue Ant reveals OTT move, JP gets (Mc)fly
The conference kicks off with a keynote speech from CRTC chair Jean Pierre Blais and the first hint of a new global strategy from Blue Ant. (Blue Ant CEO Michael MacMillan pictured.)
Playback Summer 2015 issue now out
A look at what’s inside Playback‘s Summer 2015 issue.
Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik recognized with Nell Shipman Award
The award recognizes a female producer, writer or showrunner who has worked to advance gender equity in the industry. (Nicole St. Martin (left) and Finstad-Knizhnik pictured.)
TVO pulls out of Wynne doc, demands refund
A public statement from the pubcaster today said it has terminated its agreement with White Pine Pictures for the production of the documentary Politics of Power.
TMN preps Reelside doc miniseries for June
The six-part original series from Richard Crouse, Raj Panikkar and Chris Szarka follows Canadian filmmakers and personalities.
Buried Life stars expand Four Peaks prodco to Canada
The creators, stars and producers of the U.S. MTV factual series have expanded their L.A.-based company to Vancouver.
Animal Logic sets up shop in Vancouver
The Australian VFX and animation studio has inked a three-picture deal with Warner Bros, prompting the expansion.
Much Digital Studios goes live, reveals talent
The youth brand’s move into the MCN space launches with 13 Canadian YouTubers on the roster.
Stuart Garvie takes over sales at Bell Media
The former GroupM CCO takes over the top sales job from Mary Ann Turcke, who herself took over Kevin Crull’s position as head of Bell Media in April.