On the Slate: Aircraft Pictures
With production close to wrapping on two animated features, the company is fine-tuning a cross-border development slate with a view to finding success in evolving markets.
Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel
More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to New York-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.
Incendo’s Separated at Birth gets underway
The MOW is one of five that the Montreal prodco plans to produce in 2017.
History lights up Bud Dynasty
Cameras started rolling on the Canadian original marijuana docuseries at, what else, a 4/20 event in Vancouver.
Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger
A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.
CBC partners with int’l broadcasters to launch Panora.tv
Set to launch this fall, the business-facing platform is meant to tap into the 12,000 content buyers unable to attend major industry events.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 3 to 9, 2017
MasterChef Canada is at #18, followed by Big Brother Canada at #29.
CTV raises the curtain on The Launch
The six-part music series, exec produced by John Brunton and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, is set to go to camera this fall in Toronto.
CBC to air Junos through 2023
After 16 years on CTV, a deal with CARAS will see the 2018 awards broadcast on the pubcaster.
Cable revenue flat for Rogers in Q1
But the telco posted a 6% bump in overall profits, thanks in part to a $26 million gain in its media business.
Melanie Joly heads to L.A.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage will meet with execs from YouTube and the Academy, as well as the city’s mayor.
Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution wins Peabody
The four-part series, commissioned by Bell Media, is one of 12 documentary winners.