Peter Stebbings-directed short heads to Tribeca

FILM

Parachute, from ICF Films, is one of only three short films accepted into the festival’s Shorts Program.



Shaw Communications records higher Q2 earnings

TV

The profit jump came as the cable and broadcast giant noted a $49 million gain after selling a 50% stake in the French-language Historia and Series+ channels to Corus Entertainment.



CBC topper Hubert Lacroix on doing less with less

TV

“The public broadcaster is starting to make choices because it doesn’t frankly have a choice anymore,” the CBC president and CEO told reporters Thursday as he put the announced job and programming cuts in stark terms.



CBC cuts 657 jobs, $130M from budget

TV

“It’s clear we can’t be resizing the public broadcaster every two years,” CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix said in a statement, attributing the cuts to a softening ad market, federal budget cuts and the loss of NHL rights.



John Ferri named VP current affairs and docs at TVO

TV

Ferri (pictured) was most recently the digital editor at the Toronto Star before he took up the newly created position at TVO.



Disney XD starts game conversation with kids

TVWEB

The channel is looking for kids’ feedback on the pilot for Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage), which will air April 21.



Josh Blacker boards The Marine 4

FILM

The Vancouver actor is playing the villain Vogel in the fourth installment of The Marine franchise now shooting in Squamish, B.C.



Corus Entertainment posts higher Q2 earnings

TV

The broadcaster showed the benefits of acquiring the former Astral Media assets Historia, Series + and Teletoon as it unveiled its latest financial results.



CRTC denies local program averaging bid by Bell Media, CBC

TV

The twin bids sought to allow the broadcasters to spread their weekly local programming requirements on a quarterly, rather than weekly, basis throughout the broadcast year.



Atomic Cartoons eyes original content push

TV

Atomic Cartoons names Luke Carroll as creative director as the company looks to up investment in generating creative content and develop more original properties. (Pirate Express pictured)

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