Dettman, Kleinfeld on opening CBC Short Docs for business
The unscripted-programming execs discuss the strategy and goals behind the new digital platform. (Sandra Kleinfeld pictured.)
CBC launches short docs platform
The new site will focus on shareable content that is less than 30 minutes.
Secret Location wins Peabody-Facebook prize
Ebola Outbreak: A 360 Virtual Journey was among five projects to win the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.
Motive, The Romeo Section lead Leo nominations
CTV’s Motive (pictured) heads the field for the B.C.-based awards with 17 nominations, followed by The Romeo Section.
Rob McLaughlin returns to the NFB
McLaughlin (pictured) will replace Loc Dao as head of the NFB’s Vancouver digital studio.
eOne, Secret Location launch Floodlight
The web-based music platform will feature 360-video content from artists on eOne’s label, such as Pop Evil (pictured).
Wattpad launches studio to connect writers, producers
The Toronto-based online storytelling network with 40 million registered users is adopting an MCN-style approach to help creators monetize their IP.
NFB, Secret Location win 2016 Webby Awards
The National Film Board of Canada won six awards, while Toronto’s Secret Location picked up two. (NFB’s Way to Go pictured.)
YouTube opens Toronto studio
Mark Swierszcz has moved from Bell Media to Google Canada to lead the space, which was built in partnership with Toronto’s George Brown College.
Two scripted projects nab CBC development deals
Series from Anar Ali (pictured) and Renuka Jeyapalan both secured deals through the 2016 Development Workshop for Diverse Creators.