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.)
Syfy Int’l picks up Secret Location scripted series Halcyon
Production is currently underway in Toronto on the short-form, multiplatform series. (Secret Location president James Milward pictured.)
Kit Redmond, Sara Lynn Cauchon launch Inspired Entertainment
The content company will focus on growing and managing The Domestic Geek brand both online and offline. (Sara Lynn Cauchon pictured.)
How To Cake It team on baking up digital success
Producers Connie Contardi and Jocelyn Mercer on their brand building strategy that helped attract 1 million subscribers to their YouTube channel in less than a year.
Jus Reign selected for Sundance-YouTube program
The Toronto-based YouTube star will participate in the inaugural Sundance Institute-YouTube Creators Intensive.