NEWS Articles

Best of the year: Playback’s Winter 2014 issue is out


Playback‘s latest print issue features the hottest people, companies and content of the year, as well as our latest Hall of Fame inductees.

eOne picks up U.S. rights to Outcast copro


The Nicolas Cage-starrer is a Canada-France-China coproduction.

Production starts on How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town


Kristian Bruun, Rosemary Dunsmore and The Strain‘s Natalie Brown (pictured) have also boarded Jeremy Lalonde’s follow-up to Sex After Kids, now shooting in Toronto.

What can my MCN do for me?


Ali Adab, Vancouver-based BroadbandTV’s head of content, on his company’s MCN services and what digital content creators should focus on in different stages of their careers.

Victory Arts and TVO craft new preschool series


Ottawa-based children’s content creator and producer Victory Arts has joined forces with TVO and Amberwood Entertainment to develop Air Crafters.

OWN orders Paperny docuseries


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered food truck docuseries 2 Fat 2 Fly from the Vancouver producer.

Capote producer Kyle Mann launches Drive Productions


The veteran film producer and partner Michael Risley have a $2 million war chest for genre film development.

YouTube adds startup Directr


The video giant’s purchase of Boston-based Directr, creator of the eponymous DIY filmmaking app, demonstrates an increased focus on the creator community.

Teletubbies are back in action – and in CGI


Canada’s DHX Media and U.K.-based Darral Macqueen are producing 60 new episodes of the series for CBeebies in the U.K.

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs May 26, 2014 to June 1, 2014


Rookie Blue hits #3 this week, with Motive coming in at #10 and The Listener sitting at #18.

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Barbara Bowlby accepting her Outstanding Achievement in Business Award at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Kowthar Omar