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?)
Hybride Technologies partners with ILM
The Quebec-based VFX company has already expanded to Montreal to accommodate the new partnership.
Two Canadian features to screen in competition at Annecy
Window Horses (pictured) and La Guerre des Tuques 3D will compete at the international animation festival in June.
NSI appoints Angela Heck to new post
The National Screen Institute also hired Kaya Wheeler and Joy Loewen.
Code 8 sets crowdfunding record
The feature film project from director Jeff Chan and writer/producer Chris Pare has set a seven-figure record. (Stars Stephen and Robbie Amell pictured.)
Soft ad revenues continue to impact Rogers Media
Revenues for conventional TV, publishing and radio declined, while sports-related revenue climbed.
Vancouver’s Play Management expands into the U.S.
The Atlanta-based talent agency is run by Trina Allen-Abt (pictured).