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.
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The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.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.