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Blue Ant Media taps Stephanie Atlas to grow digital brands

The former Nat Geo exec will lead digital and social media strategies for Love Nature and ZooMoo in a newly created role based out of Washington, D.C.


CRTC sets public hearing on Bell Media’s V acquisition

Bell Media plans to acquire V and AVOD service in a transaction valued at $25.2 million, with a tangible benefit package of around $2.5 million.


WaZabi Films lands worldwide rights to Jeremy Irons feature

The Montreal-based sales agent will shop the Irons-produced film at the American Film Market in November, launching it alongside 1976 Productions’ feature Coda.


imagineNATIVE awards ‘The Body Remembers’, We Will Stand Up

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open picked up Best Dramatic Feature at the Indigenous film fest, while Sembradoras de vida was awarded for best feature documentary.


Updated: Alberta industry scrambles to assess impact of 2019 budget

Alberta’s UCP government revealed a number of changes as it begins to lay out the plan to replace its grant program for a tax credit system.


In brief: Film, theatre producer Mel Tuck wins lifetime achievement

Plus: Touchwood PR hires Judy Lung to a newly created VP role and Bron-backed prodco Little Lamb Productions will film a new feature in Montreal.

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Incendo rolls on Within These Walls

The film, now in production in Montreal, is the feature-length directorial debut of Anne De Lean and is written by frequent Incendo collaborator Barbara Kymlicka.


Goulet’s Night Raiders brings its dystopian world to Toronto

Now in production, the sci-fi film boasts Taika Waititi as an executive producer, with Toronto’s Alcina Pictures and Manitoba’s Eagle Vision coproducing alongside New Zealand’s Miss Conception Films.

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Northern Ontario post-production to grow with new partnership

The Stratagem Group has inked a deal with Canadore College to take on management of its post-production space and develop new facilities.


Rachel Rusen Margolis stays on as MFM CEO and commissioner

Rusen Margolis takes the role permanently after serving as acting Manitoba Film & Music CEO and commissioner since June, following Carole Vivier’s retirement.


MK2|Mile End eyes English market to build on box office success

Charles Tremblay and Ariane Giroux-Dallaire share how foreign films such as Parasite align with the company’s strategy for longevity in Canadian film distribution.


KOTV, Radio-Canada sell sketch format to France

French prodco R&G Productions signed a licensing agreement to produce a local version of Radio-Canada comedy show 14 Thousand Million Things to Know.