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.
Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel
More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to New York-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.
Canada, Luxembourg sign new copro treaty
Looking to boost opportunities, the updated agreement lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.
Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger
A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.
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.
Mobile Homes added to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight program
Toronto’s Lithium Studios is one of three producers attached to the France/Canada coproduction.
In Brief: ACTRA National names new research head
The Treasury Board of Canada approves the construction of Maison de Radio-Canada, plus more news.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 7 to 13, 2017
Goon: Last of the Enforcers remains in the top spot, followed by Ballerina at #2 and The Void at #3.
Melanie Joly heads to L.A.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage will meet with execs from YouTube and the Academy, as well as the city’s mayor.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 7 to 13, 2017
Beauty and the Beast is at #1, followed by The Boss Baby at #2 and Smurfs: The Lost Village at #3.
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.
CRTC to review CBC, digital media
The commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media as part of its three-year plan.