Playback’s 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame: August Schellenberg (1936-2013)
From Playback magazine: The Canadian actor was known for iconic roles both in Hollywood and domestically on stage and screen.
Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Cyril Drabinsky
From Playback magazine: The executive who steered Deluxe Entertainment through a wholesale digital transition is plotting his next moves.
ON Entertainment opens Montreal animation studio
The Paris-based company plans to hire 300 animation specialists for its Montreal subsidiary over the next three years.
Bejuba! taps new sales director
BRB Internacional’s former international sales manager Emilie Pasquet has joined Bejuba! Entertainment as its new head of sales.
Buck Productions signs with The Gersh Agency
The indie prodco is looking to make further inroads in international markets and focus on TV production deals.
Alix Wiseman heads to 9 Story Media Group
The former Aardman Animations exec will join the Toronto studio as its VP of business development and acquisitions.
ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid
The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.
Jam Filled completes Arc transaction
The Boat Rocker Media company has taken over production on Arc projects.
eOne shares buoyed by more takeover talk
On the heels of eOne’s rejection of ITV’s takeover bid last week, reports circle that private equity firm KKR & Co. is considering its own offer.
eOne Television promotes Steinmetz to SVP of production financing
Vanessa Steinmetz has been with eOne since the company acquired Barna-Alper Productions in 2008.
eOne rejects ITV takeover proposal
The Canadian producer and distributor has declined U.K. broadcaster ITV’s GBP1.03 billion offer.
Arc Productions shuts down operations
The Toronto-based animation studio has closed its doors and has filed motions toward receivership.