Canada, Denmark launch digi media incentive
The $300,000 codevelopment fund is aimed at digital projects that experiment with formats and platforms.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 10 to 16, 2017
Ballerina is at #5, with Kong: Skull Island at #1, Logan at #2 and Get Out at #3.
Sharon Stevens joins Hollywood Suite
The former senior director of multiplatform content at Blue Ant joins the company as director of programming.
Digging into Northern Ontario’s production boom
Financial incentives and a growing crew base helped drive a record 51 projects in the region last year.
Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part Two
Execs from leading media companies talk about audience engagement, defining digital success and where to find revenue.
Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report
But those who have cut the cord still only account for a small percentage of the total market, according to a report from Boon Dog.
Deals: NFB, CraveTV, D360
Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology will receive a 66-screen theatrical release in South Korea, Crave adds another original, and more.
Inside eOne’s Goon 2 promo push
The distributor hopes its social strategy and physical footprint will help draw new and established audiences to the sequel.
JFL, CBC to produce Canada 150 comedy special
Stand-Up on Guard for Thee, hosted by Daniel Levy, will air on the pubcaster this summer.
HGTV Canada preps two new originals
Save My Reno and Backyard Builds have been added to the specialty channel’s spring lineup.
Squeeze launches motion-capture division
The Quebec studio is looking to diversify its animated offerings with the launch of MOOV.
Quebecor Media sees revenues decline slightly in Q4
The company’s overall revenues increased 3.2%, driven by growth in the telecom business.
Playback’s 2017 Hall of Fame: Ann Medina
The broadcast journalist turned Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television chair worked to raise the profile of local TV.
Production underway on season two of Van Helsing
Rookie Blue alum Missy Peregrym joins the cast of the drama, which airs on Netflix and Super Ecran in Canada.
Rockie Awards add new $25K prize
All submissions from indie Canadian producers will be eligible for the new award.