Media execs weigh in on working with Netflix
Heads from CBC, Corus and Bell on why a deal with the SVOD can be like “sleeping with the enemy,” issues with funding premium content and the challenges they face for ad dollars.
Orphan Black nabs seven awards on night two of the CSAs
Baroness Von Sketch Show, Letterkenny and Kim’s Convenience also had strong showings at the creative fiction gala.
In brief: Shipton joins Shaw Rocket Fund; CBC preps The Story of Us
The former Shaw Media exec has been named chair of the board of directors at the fund, plus CBC and Cottage Life set air dates for new programming.
Canadian Academy preps female director apprenticeship
The program aims to give early- to mid-career directors more opportunities in TV, film and digital media, with an open call for applicants scheduled for May.
Bron Media names Joel Guralnick as COO
The Vancouver company made two additional key hires as it looks to expand its film and TV footprint in Canada and the U.S.
Online-only projects now eligible for CAVCO tax credits
Web series no longer need a broadcaster on board to access the federal funding.
Amazing Race, Still Standing win big at CSAs ’17
Check out who else took home a trophy on the first night of the Screenies, which feted the best in non-fiction.
Production underway in Vancouver on Somewhere Between
The limited series, produced by Thunderbird Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America, will air on ABC this summer.
Breaking down the 2017 CSAs
With the first of the Canadian Screen Awards ceremonies kicking off tonight, Playback looks at trends in this year’s nominees.
NFB furthers gender parity pledge
The producer aims to achieve equal representation in key creative positions for animated, doc and interactive works by 2020.
Tina Keeper named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year
The North of 60 star and president of Kistikan Pictures is being recognized for her artistic achievements and advocacy work.
eOne, Keller/Noll, Hasbro partner on Boggle series
The companies will produce a TV format based on the popular word game.