In Brief: Sausage Party problems, ImagineNATIVE galas
Vancouver’s Nitrogen Studios faces unpaid overtime claims, Angry Inuk (pictured) will open the imagineNATIVE festival, plus more news of the week.
TIFF ’16: Primetime, Industry programming revealed
Five television premieres will screen at the fest, plus TIFF addresses speculation surrounding Birth of a Nation.
eOne acquires full stake in Secret Location
The deal comes more than two years after eOne took an undisclosed equity stake in the Toronto-based digital studio. (Secret Location founder James Milward pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 1 to 7, 2016
Amazing Race Canada is at #4 for the week of Aug. 1 to 7, with Motive at #25.
CMF distributes $5.5M across 16 projects
Eyesteel Productions’ Anote’s Ark is one of the documentaries to receive funding through the CMF’s English POV program.
Rogers Doc and Cable Fund distributes $6.5M
Miniseries Alias Grace and season two of Take The Shot’s Frontier (pictured) are among 19 TV projects to receive support via the Cable Network Fund.
Boat Rocker acquires Peace Point Rights
As its acquisition spree continues, Boat Rocker Rights adds Peace Point Rights’ entire 600-hour catalogue of factual and lifestyle series to its library.
Marie McCann named interim Kids’ CBC content boss
McCann takes the place of Martin Markle, who exited the role last week.
Stornoway shutters iChannel
The CRTC has revoked the broadcast licence for iChannel, the most recent of Stornoway’s channels to cease operations.
Our House preps culinary competition for Blue Ant
So You Think You Can Be a Chef begins production in Toronto in September. (Our House Media president Joe Houlihan pictured.)
Canadian pilots make U.S. TV fest shortlist
Yidlife Crisis (pictured) is one of two Canadian projects that will compete at the New York Television Festival.
eOne shares buoyed by more takeover talk
On the heels of eOne’s rejection of ITV’s takeover bid last week, reports circle that private equity firm KKR & Co. is considering its own offer.