In Brief: Shaw Rocket joins Emerald Code
The Writers Guild of Canada has launched the Denis McGrath Memorial Fund, plus more news.
Kino Lorber picks up Rumble
The feature doc, produced by Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures, will have a U.S. theatrical release this summer.
Nova Scotia ups production fund
The government has added $6.9 million to the fund thanks to forecasted growth in productions filming in the province.
Manitoba production volume reached $127M in 2016
More than 60 productions filmed in the province last year, including Syfy’s Channel Zero.
Ari Lantos to launch new production venture with Boat Rocker
The yet-to-be-named business will focus on scripted one-hour dramas and comedies.
Production underway on Travelers season two
The Showcase original, produced by Toronto’s Peacock Alley, has also added a familiar face to the cast.
MIPTV Deals: Ovation, CBC, Beauty World Search
U.S. net Ovation picks up all three seasons of X Company, plus more deals announced from the market in Cannes.
Guy Godfree wins at CSC Awards
The Maudie DOP took home the top film prize at the 60th annual gala, while Gregory Middleton and Pasha Patriki won on the TV side.
CMF program budget cut by 5.8%
The Canada Media Fund will operate with $21 million less than last year, attributing the decline to falling BDU subscribers.
Jeremy LaLonde preps next feature
James vs His Future Self will be produced by Walker Entertainment, Banana-Moon Sky Films and JoBro Productions.
Blue Ant adds shortform to catalogue
The distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate of digital series including Blue Ant-produced Wild Moves.
In Brief: The Recall gets release; Cameras roll on APTN original
Minds Eye Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller will be released in Barco Escape theatres, production is underway on Quest Out West: Wild Food, and more.