Vice Canada’s digital arm targets Quebec market
The media co’s “newfront” event Tuesday revealed the upcoming launch of Vice Quebec, expanding its digital bilingual operations. (Vice Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi pictured.)
IMAX makes major VR moves
IMAX will develop a cinema-grade VR camera with Google, and partner with StarVR headset company Starbreeze on VR exhibits.
Morley Safer passes away at 84
The veteran journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent had officially retired from the long-running CBS newsmagazine last week.
The Calgary Film Centre officially opens its doors
The long-awaited production facility was financed via the City, Alberta government and William F. White International.
Remembering Canadian TV pioneer Ralph C. Ellis
The award-winning independent producer and distributor, and founder of Ellis Entertainment, has died at the age of 91.
Sim Group appoints new CEO as Rob Sim steps back
The company appoints former Shop.ca CEO and media exec James Haggarty to the new role.
Guru Arcade adds creative director
Lyndsey Gallant will provide creative direction to Guru Studios’ interactive division as it moves deeper into the original IP space.
CPE up 5.4% in 2015, while conventional revenues dip: CRTC
The regulator’s annual breakdown of conventional TV performance shows most private CPE spend went to information programming.
Hot Docs, Blue Ice, NYT Op-Docs team on African doc shorts fund
The fund will support a series of doc shorts from African filmmakers that will be showcased on the NYT’s Emmy-awarded digital forum. (Pictured: Rama Thiaw’s Whose Country?)