Force Four gets into branded content game
The Vancouver production company has appointed Khaled Sabbour (pictured) to head up the new unit.
Best of the Year: Elevation Pictures
The upstart Canadian distributor burst onto the scene in 2013 and has amassed an impressive list of premium film and television titles in the two years since.
Disney Channels Asia takes Numb Chucks’ second season
Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group has licensed the second season of its slapstick toon Numb Chucks to Disney Channels across Asia.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Nov. 2, 2015 to Nov. 8, 2015
Inside Out is #1 for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, with Jurassic World at #2 and Pixels at #3.
Best of the Year: Temple Street Productions
In 2015, the prodco attracted a majority stake from Fairfax Financial, launched two new divisions, hit the big screen and watched the star of its hit show land a Primetime Emmy nom.
Michel Trudel named MELS president
Trudel will now oversee all divisions within the MELS brand, which grew under TVA Group’s acquisition of Vision Globale in 2014.
American Gods to shoot in Toronto
The new Starz series will shoot at Cinespace Film Studios in Toronto following a tax credit dispute in Pittsburgh.
Deals: Shaw picks up Apres Ski from Tricon
Plus more deals of week including DHX Media, Elevation Pictures and Netflix Canada. (The cast of Apres Ski pictured.)
CTAM picks apart pick and pay
A new study from Charlton Strategic Research via the broadcast group shows favourable response among Canadians to pick and pay, but reservations about a la carte costs.
Corus exiting pay TV, Bell Media taking TMN national
Bell Media has struck a deal with HBO to acquire all-platform rights to its programming in Canada and has announced an original production development program.