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Canadian youth screen industry celebrated at Awards of Excellence


Canada’s Youth Media Alliance recognized creators breaking ground in children’s screen entertainment at its annual awards gala Tuesday night.

Weekly roundup: Awards, festivals and distribution news


This week’s briefs include details of the VIP-heavy Cannes Film Festival screening of restored The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (VIPs pictured).

ideaBOOST unveils spring cohort


Projects including Wondereur (pictured), Motion Panels+ and Lightning Platform will participate in the spring session of the CFC Media Lab’s business accelerator program.

Kirstine Stewart on plans for Twitter Canada


The former CBC EVP English services talks to Playback about plans for a local Twitter arm as she takes the reins as managing director of Twitter Canada.

Sardine Productions launches Leon interactive comic book app


The Montreal-based animator is partnering with Societe Radio-Canada to finance and promote the apps for the Leon kids series.

Netflix maps out original productions strategy


The streaming service noted in a discussion paper released Wednesday it is earmarking approximately $200 million annually to independently produced shows.

Rogers Q1 revenue and earnings rise


Cable and wireless phone revenue offset weakness in the media division as the conglomerate completed the rebranding of City Montreal.

Canadian Social TV top 3 – week of Mar. 24


This week we see how an across-the-board increase in Facebook-based interactions influenced the social TV marketshare of Big Brother Canada, Degrassi and Republic of Doyle.

Global News reinvents itself online


The new site uses responsive design to target users in a way that is platform agnostic, says senior director, online and current affairs Ron Waksman.

Astral’s TMN Go expands reach to Rogers subscribers


The addition of Rogers means that the streaming service is now available to almost 75% of TMN subscribers.

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The Alpern Group 20th Anniversary Party

The Alpern Group 20th Anniversary Party - Borga Dorter (Gearshift Films), Jennifer Good (TAG Los Angeles), Mackenzie Lush (eOne)

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