Deals: Buck Productions, Stellar Citizens, Mongrel
Buck strikes up an international deal for two docs with Syndicado, Toronto’s Stellar Citizens options Haya Waseem’s short film Shahzad (pictured) and more deals of the week.
Peppa Pig’s presence in China growing
The eOne preschool property this month launched on VOD platform, Mango TV, in Mandarin.
CRTC overhauls indie production fund framework
The CRTC has delivered on its promise to make key changes to the provisions governing Certified Independent Production Funds, including funding triggers, points and co-venture eligibility.
CBC unpacks fall premiere schedule
Kim’s Convenience (pictured) and Shoot the Messenger are set up with plum lead-ins by established CBC series.
In brief: Odd Squad hits the road, TAP names 2016 projects
A live musical production of Odd Squad (pictured) will travel to 60 cities, Trans Atlantic Partners names Canadian participants, plus more news.
Vice’s Shane Smith talks revolution
The founder and CEO of the media co presented the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid
The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.
Bruno & Boots MOWs go to camera
The second and third installments of the TV movies, produced by Aircraft Pictures, are slated for a 2017 debut.
SOCAN Foundation awards young film, TV composers
Winners were announced in a number of categories, including scores for fiction, non-fiction and animation.
eOne grows Ben & Holly’s licensing plans in Brazil
The new consumer products partnerships follow Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom‘s debut on Brazil’s TV Cultura.
CBC marks record Olympics viewership
Though slow out of the blocks, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio posted an 11% increase in average viewership over the previous Games in London.
Working out Workin’ Moms
Why creator-director-producer and star Catherine Reitman (pictured) calls CBC the “perfect home” for the series and how it will target a co-viewing audience.