Looking to 2017 and the world stage
A note from executive publisher Russell Goldstein on bringing the BANFF team under the Playback brand umbrella.
Sphere Media Plus names new development head
The prodco behind 19-2 has appointed Tara Woodbury to the newly created position.
Elevation Pictures launches production arm
First Generation Films’ founder Christina Piovesan (pictured) has partnered with the Toronto distributor on the new division.
Attraction Media buys CMJ Productions
The deal sees Montreal-based Attraction add a mix of scripted and factual content to its portfolio.
Don Carmody Television adds to team
With the company in “heavy development mode,” Jane Beaubien has been appointed senior director of finance.
Toronto’s 9 Story expands in Europe
The Peg + Cat producer has launched a new international distribution operation based in Dublin.
Jays and hockey fuel Q3 gains for Rogers Media
The introduction of the World Cup of Hockey gave an early boost to the quarter, but played a backseat to Jays revenue.
Guy Laurence steps down at Rogers
Former Telus president and CEO Joseph Natale will move into the top role at the company.
Ex-Nelvana execs helm Bento Box’s new kids division
Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr have co-founded Sutikki, which already has a project with In the Night Garden creator Andrew Davenport in the works.
Skybound Entertainment opens Vancouver office
Former Rainmaker president Catherine Winder (pictured) will lead the operation and is actively seeking out Canadian talent.
Ole eyes video production via Compact Media aquisition
The deal will see Ole’s extensive music-related rights reach be combined with Compact’s audio-visual rights and financing expertise. (Compact Media CEO David Johnson pictured.)
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.