Why the ACCT needed a rebrand
CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.
Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan
Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.
Highest-grossing films of 2016
A roundup of the Canadian and international films that topped the domestic box office in 2016.
Remembering Canadian production designer Rob Gray
The award-winning creative behind Fido and Sons of Liberty died on Dec. 21, 2016.
Theresa Tova named ACTRA Toronto president
The actor, writer and singer replaces David Sparrow, who led the union since January 2013.
TVO unveils Canada 150 programming
Several docs will have their world premieres on the pubcaster, including a new documentary from Alan Zweig.
Column: The year in M&A
Achieving scope and scale to compete on an international stage drove last year’s busy merger-and-acquisitions cycle. John Vandervelde talks about what it means for 2017.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 12 to 18, 2016
Suicide Squad tops the chart, with Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Jason Bourne at #3.
Remembering TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall
The Canadian film and television industry leader died on Jan. 1 at age 77.
Seven Canadian titles added to Palm Springs lineup
Among them is Xavier Dolan’s Canada/France copro Juste la fin du monde, which will screen in the California festival’s Awards Buzz program.
The ’10s: The era of SVODs and Let’s Talk TV
We’re wrapping up our birthday throwback series with a dive into the recent past: Netflix, the CRTC and the Corus/Shaw deal will shape the industry for years to come.
Happy holidays from Playback
We’re taking a brief winter break, but will be back on Jan. 4 with more Canadian film and TV industry news.