Mercury Filmworks, Cartoon Saloon launch Irish studio
The Canadian and Irish companies have launched Lighthouse Studios, a new Kilkenny-based prodco expected to create 140-plus jobs in the next three years.
Frantic Films, BGM among six to be acquired by Kew Media
Under the proposed transaction, Kew will bring a number of Canada’s most prominent unscripted and branded-content producers under its umbrella.
Bell Media restructures local radio, TV stations
More than two dozen locations across the country will be affected.
Digital District acquires Mokko Studio
The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.
OUTtv focuses on international expansion with new ownership
Stern Partners will invest in the company as it looks to expand its LGBTQ-friendly content and OTT platform across the border.
Cineflix Media partners with producer Andre Barro
The Montreal producer/distributor and former VP of Handel Productions will work to bolster the company’s international coproduction business.
Playback’s 2016 Hall of Fame: Michael MacMillan
For his work raising the bar of political discourse by encouraging everyone to get involved, the Blue Ant CEO is awarded the Humanitarian HOF honours.
Proper Television adds former Muse producer
Matt Mitchell joins the Toronto-based prodco as the company looks to promote its slate in the U.S.
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.