Who won big at the WGC Awards?
X Company, Letterkenny and Maudie scribes nabbed some hardware at the annual Writers Guild of Canada gala. Check out who else picked up a trophy.
On the Slate: Aircraft Pictures
With production close to wrapping on two animated features, the company is fine-tuning a cross-border development slate with a view to finding success in evolving markets.
CBC partners with int’l broadcasters to launch Panora.tv
Set to launch this fall, the business-facing platform is meant to tap into the 12,000 content buyers unable to attend major industry events.
Mongrel expands Maudie release
A solid opening and a line around the block at its Halifax premiere prompted a wider Atlantic Canada release of the Canada/Ireland copro.
Lionsgate to open Toronto distribution arm
Susan Hummel, former SVP sales and distribution at FremantleMedia International Canada, has been tapped to lead the new office.
Rogers Media sells Toronto production office
The company will remain as a tenant at the 1.8-acre site until next year.
On the Slate: Zapruder Films
The production company behind Operation Avalanche and nirvanna the band the show is looking to expand its slate with projects by up-and-coming talent.
Hulu picks up Pure
The CBC drama, produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix Media, will air in the U.S. exclusively on the SVOD.
Ontario has record film, TV production year
Productions in the province have contributed more than $1 billion to the economy for the sixth consecutive year.
CBC debuts new digital original Save Me
Geared at women 35 to 55, iThentic’s “traumcom” boasts an impressive cast of Canadian faces.
CMF distributes $2M across 10 digital projects
N5 Pictures’ Petrol and LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile nabbed the maximum investment through the new fund for returning web series.
Sonar Entertainment to acquire Tricon library
The L.A.-based producer-distributor will also acquire some of the Toronto company’s production assets, pending the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s approval.