TV

unnamed (15)

Deals: levelFILM, CPAC, DHX, Corus, Lionsgate

Toronto’s levelFILM has acquired the Canadian rights to Stephen Dorff-starrer The Debt (pictured) and doc Out of Print, plus more deals of the week.

Writing room

Creative BC, CMPA-BC launch TV scriptwriter intern program

The initiative aims to support the development of emerging TV scriptwriters in British Columbia.

Cheering for the NFB

Photo Gallery: 2016 Spotlight Awards

A selection of photos from Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s Spotlight Awards held this week at the Performance Works arts theatre.

Powerpuff girls

Spin Master inks raft of new licensing deals

The company has announced the launch of several toy lines for fall 2016, including Powerpuff Girls (pictured) and Popples.

Copied from Kidscreen - PattyS2042013-highres

Kids’ CBC to rebrand

As part of a winter rebrand to CBC Kids, the Canadian pubcaster will introduce new content, hosts, and part ways with veteran presenter Patty Sullivan (pictured).

brojectsVR

Blue Ant puts its Brojects to work in VR

The media co is dipping its toe into the virtual space with a set of new videos.

Copied from Kidscreen - TocaTV_1

Toca TV makes its debut

Toca Boca’s subscription-based video platform makes its soft launch in Canada before moving into other English-speaking markets this fall.

Une tête disparaît

In brief: Canadian projects win at Annecy, Nielsen buys Repucom

Animation projects directed by Theodore Ushev and Moia Jobin-Pare are among the winners at Annecy film fest, plus more news from the week. (Une tete disparait pictured.)

Don Carmody - 2016 CFC

CFC partners with CBC for Actors Conservatory

The Canadian Film Centre also named Don Carmody (pictured) producer chair of its film programs.

Robert Budreau

DGC names nominees for 2016 awards

Robert Budreau (pictured) is up for an award for his debut feature, Born to be Blue, while Vikings directors take over the dramatic series category.