Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 3 to 9, 2017
Ballerina is in the #1 spot, followed by Ca sent la coupe at #2 and Bitter Harvest at #3.
Blue Ant adds 160 hours to slate
The distributor has added its first scripted program to its catalogue, along with a bevy of natural history and factual programming.
A slightly threatening invitation
The Canadian Film Fest plays on politeness to capture the general population’s interest in its latest promotional campaign.
IPF distributed $1.8M to digital projects in 2016
English-language productions took $1.15 million of the total, while French-language projects received $689K.
CMF, BAI invest $170K in TV projects
Farpoint Films and Cream Productions are two of the Canadian prodcos that have received funding through the Canada-Ireland codevelopment incentive.
CBC orders more Murdoch Mysteries
The pubcaster ordered 18 more episodes for the show’s eleventh season, as well as a two-hour Christmas special.
Digital: Are we there yet? – Playback Spring 2017
In our online world, the finish line keeps moving and the industry needs to be a bit more ready, writes interim editor Megan Haynes.
NCFD 150 launches Canada-wide promo campaign
In addition to TV spots directed by famous Canadians, several large-screen installations showing clips of Canadian films will appear in cities across the country.
Ballerina breaks $1.5 million at domestic box office
The animated feature accomplished the feat during its first thirteen days in theatres across Canada.
50 Degrees North signs on to produce Date My Dad
The prodco is a joint venture between Vancouver Film Studios and L.A.-based producer EveryWhere Studios.
CBC greenlights Schitt’s Creek season four
With a third season of strong ratings underway, the pubcaster is targeting winter 2018 for the debut of new episodes.
LaRue, Felix & Paul win gold at CSAs
Wynonna Earp and Canada’s Smartest Person also picked up trophies at the Canadian Academy’s digital and immersive storytelling gala.
Much Digital Studios launches first original series
The Bell Media-owned MCN is looking to showcase its production power with Dan for a Week.
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.