Specialty check-in: ads down, subscribers up
How the top channels and industry overall fared in 2015, according to the CRTC’s report.
Cinar’s Ronald Weinberg sentenced in fraud case
The judgement against the co-founder of the Montreal animation company was delivered by Quebec Superior Court Justice Pierre Labrie on Wednesday.
Hot Docs receives major donations from Rogers Foundation
The organization has received donations to purchase Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and launch a production fund.
Sinking Ship launches L&M division
Karen Samnick has been tapped to lead the newly launched division of the Toronto-based prodco. (Sinking Ship’s Odd Squad pictured.)
In brief: Female Eye honours Jennings, NFB’s new VR project
Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings (pictured) will receive the Female Eye Maverick award, Whistler announces its Feature Project lab participants, plus more news of the week.
Whole Foods, AME get adventurous with Wild Kratts
The PBS Kids series has new licensing deals with Whole Foods and clothing company American Marketing Enterprises.
OHM expands into U.S. with development office
Our House Media has opened an office in Brooklyn and tapped Cat Hoskin (pictured, right) to serve as U.S. director of development. (Left: OHM CEO and co-founder Simon Lloyd.)
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.)
Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2016 nominations now open
We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view.)
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.