IPF distributes nearly $2 million across 16 projects
The funding went to scripted drama series for digital platforms, including Yellow Bear Studios’ Riding Hood and iThentic’s Save Me.
Meridian Artists hires two to lead new talent division
Tovah Small and Derek Carkner (pictured) will be based at the literary agency’s Toronto office.
Canadian Cinema Editors fete the best of the year
The annual awards gala saw editors on projects including Guantanamo’s Child, River (pictured), Texas Rising and Hannibal recognized for their careful eye.
Radio-Canada tests windowing strategies with Tou.TV
CRO Jean Mongeau on how the pubcaster is experimenting with its French SVOD to boost viewership on linear while adding millennials.
2016 AToMiC Awards winners revealed
Check out the disruptors, creators and shifters whose ideas took off.
Upfronts ’16: CBC unveils biggest-ever digital slate
The pubcaster has nine new digital shows coming to its online channels next season. (My 90-Year-Old Roommate pictured.)
Lacroix outlines CBC’s digital present and future
CBC/Radio-Canada’s CEO and president Hubert T. Lacroix (pictured) gave a speech at UBC on Tuesday evening, addressing the state of the pubcaster’s digital transition.
Production on Epic Studios underway in Toronto
The new web series for Maker Studios is being produced by iThentic, Farmhouse Productions and duopoly. (EpicLLOYD pictured.)
Hulu snaps up Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave
Hulu has secured the exclusive SVOD rights to season one of Sprout/CBeebies-commissioned preschool series.
Asper’s FNTSY Sports Network expands to Japan
The fantasy sports channel led by former Canwest head Leonard Asper (pictured) has partnered with FanXT.
CBC greenlights new web series Coming In
The series is produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films. (Series creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey pictured.)
In Brief: WIFTV honours Joli-Coeur, Comedy Net greenlights more JFL
NFB chair Claude Joli-Coeur (pictured) to receive an award from WIFTV, Toast Studio partners with Bell Media, plus more news of the week.