CBC orders 10 episodes of My 90-Year-Old Roommate for Punchline
The digital web series (pictured) produced by Slow Clap and LoCo Motion Pictures wrapped production last week.
DEEP offers VR distribution solution for broadcasters
The CMF-backed software program Liquid Cinema is being showcased at MIPTV. (DEEP owner Thomas Wallner pictured.)
Deals: Lionsgate, Proper Rights, eOne, Tricon
Lionsgate partners with Kevin Hart (pictured) on a new OTT service, plus more deals of the week.
Bell Fund distributes $5.4M across 30 projects
Among the series and digital media companions receiving funding were W Network’s The Bachelorette Canada and the second season of City’s Between (pictured).
2016 AToMiC Awards shortlist revealed
Take a look at the campaigns that stand out in advertising, media creativity, tech and content.
Riftworld, Sudden Master win at Vancouver Web Fest
Sudden Master (pictured), the digital series attached to OMNI’s Blood and Water, won the best action/adventure prize.
The innovators: Canadian media cos in emerging sectors
From Playback magazine: We sought out four digital media companies making an impact in emerging sectors – are they onto something you should be too?
Does Quebec need VR-specific tax credits?
A study from Quebec Film and Television Council asserts that the province’s current incentives are not sufficiently aligned with the virtual and augmented reality sectors.
In brief: eOne inks first-look deal; Cottage Life’s spring lineup
eOne inks a new first-look deal with an Australian prodco, Cottage Life originals return and more news from the week. (Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure pictured.)
NSI, Telus Optik Local pact on new program
The pilot program will see select projects developed for and distributed on Telus’s OPTIK TV on Demand and its YouTube channel. (Contributing expert Annelise Larson pictured.)