Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 11 to 17, 2016
MasterChef Canada is at #17 for the week of April 11 to 17, with Big Brother Canada at #21 and Motive at #26.
Global sets premiere date for Private Eyes
The Toronto-shot series is produced by eOne, with Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson (pictured) starring.
Buck partners with Chronic Media on Mandy Town
In partnership with St. John’s-based Chronic, the producer is developing another factual series with built-in branded content potential. (Mandy Rennehan pictured.)
eOne, Piller Segan ink first-look deal
eOne has previously worked with the L.A.-based prodco on Haven (pictured) and more recently on Private Eyes.
Up-and-coming indie directors target scripted TV
Indie film directors and just-announced NSI Diverse TV Director program participants Amy Jo Johnson (pictured) and Adam Garnet Jones are adding TV to their resumes.
Heritage announces Cancon consultations
“The time is right to examine how we can help Canada’s creative sector seize the opportunities of the digital shift,” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly (pictured) said.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 4 to 10, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens tops the DVD chart for the week of April 4 to 10, with Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 at #2 and Hateful Eight at #3.
Feature film pioneer Michael Spencer passes away
Spencer (pictured) was the first executive director of the Canadian Film Development Corporation, which later became Telefilm Canada.
Deals: D Films, Proper Rights, Portfolio, DHX
Proper Rights has acquired the international distribution rights to 9/11 documentary For the Love of Their Brother (pictured), plus more deals of the week.
The Illegal in development with CBC
The project is being developed as an eight-part limited series.