Profile 2012: An Economic Report on the Screen-based Production Industry in Canada reported a drop in foreign location shoots, but an increase in both Canadian TV and theatrical production.
Ubisoft also acquired the THQ Montreal studio as part of a U.S.-court directed fire sale of THQ properties.
Cirque du Soleil Media will develop content for TV, film, digital and gaming platforms, leveraging Cirque’s creative bench and Bell Media’s production expertise and platforms.
Game developer Ubisoft Quebec has partnered with Toys ‘R’ Us to launch Toys ‘R’ Us Towers, a new free-to-play toy store simulation game on Facebook.
The apps, which are part of a major international expansion by Microsoft’s digital media service and console, include the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, GameTrailers, CNET and VOD provider CinemaNow.
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