CCI names VP of distribution

Rekha Shah joins the Toronto-based prodco as VP, distribution and co-production, after three years as director of sales with CCI.


Why APTN’s Blackstone is connecting with Canadians

Having spotlighted problems on First Nation reserves, the Eric Schweig and Michelle Thrush-starring drama is finding traction with a wider audience that sees the series’ themes mirrored in international headlines.


Charity hockey tourney raises record amount for Actor’s Fund

Hitting the ice to help out those in need, Republic of Doyle cast and crew helped raise $12,000 for the Actor’s Fund of Canada.

Film reels (Photo: Lisa Eglinton, Flickr Creative Commons)

NSI announces 2012 Features First teams

The selected teams, including the Yukon-based team of Michael Vernon, David Hamelin and Neil Macdonald behind Fragments, receive $17,000 towards a feature film development budget and training.


It’s official: CW buys The L.A. Complex for U.S. broadcast

The U.S. channel will air the homegrown soap about young actors looking to make it in Hollywood from spring 2012.

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NBC Universal series descend on Toronto in 2012

Series like Alphas, Covert Affairs, Defiance and Suits have joined the eastward shift in Hollywood production to Ontario and Quebec.

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Cinemas Guzzo buys four Imax theatres for Montreal

The exhibitors are to jointly run the four theatres in existing multiplexes, and share the start-up costs and box office revenues.


CRTC approves Hindi Channel Q TV

Channel Q TV will target both Muslims and non-Muslims, with no less than 90% of the programming in Hindi.


Moment Factory looks to dazzle Le Tricheur viewers in real time

The new TVA quiz show incorporates an interactive set designed to react to gameplay in real time. Here, studio partner Eric Fournier tells Playback how it’s done.

John Dunning

Toronto film critics to honour the late John Dunning with Clyde Gilmour Award

David Cronenberg, whose career was jump-started by the late Canadian film producer, will present the award to Dunning’s son, producer Greg Dunning.