Former Starz exec joins 108 Media
Nancy Silverstone joins the Toronto-based distributor as head of acquisitions and content strategy.
Niche OTT service focuses on aero-archives
SVOD service AeroCinema will launch in March with more than 200 aviation-related titles on its platform.
William F. White to launch camera division
Whites Camera is slated to be up and running by mid-2016.
Record-getting ‘Birth’ nabs Sundance prizes
B.C.-based Bron Studios is one of four prodcos attached to The Birth of a Nation, the top-selling film in the festival’s history.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 11, 2016 to Jan. 17, 2016
The Martian tops the DVD chart for the week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, with Hotel Transylvania 2 at #2 and Sicario at #3.
Winter Hymns wins Slamdance prize
The award qualifies the short from Dusty Mancinelli for the next Academy Awards.
Deals: Hiltz Squared, Quebecor, Distribution360
Toronto’s Hiltz Squared Media has acquired the Oscar-nominated short documentary 50 Feet From Syria (pictured), plus more deals of the week.
In brief: Big-spending Suits, Canadians up for MPSE awards
A survey assesses Suits‘ economic impact on Ontario, and the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards announces multiple nominations for Canadian sound editors.
ARRI ready to up your equipment game?
‘Tis the season to get up to date on the latest equipment trends. SIM Group COO John DeBoer dissects what’s big for 2016.
Creative BC adds Esau, Bromley to board
Targeting growth across industry sectors in 2016, the commission has named six new members to its board, including new chair Dentons Canada LLP partner Gordon Esau (pictured).