Catto, Bowlby to be honoured by WIFT-T


CBC’s Sally Catto (pictured) and Insight’s Barbara Bowlby are among this year’s Crystal Award winners.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 29, 2014 to Oct. 5, 2014


Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the DVD chart this week, followed by Neighbors.

Pixcom sells format option for Appearances


The Montreal-based prodco has sold the option for the format of its drama series Appearances (pictured) to U.S. producer Intrigue and French proco Samka.

Mommy passes $2M Canadian box office mark


The Xavier Dolan-directed film is also a hit in France.

Blog: Is there money in Marseille for web series creators?


Guidestones creator Jay Ferguson lands in France to find the fast-growing Marseille festival in transformation. (Guidestones shoot in Marseille pictured)

Canadian communication spending up: CRTC


The regulator reports that Canadians spent 3.2% more on communication spending in 2013, with the largest piece of that pie going to wireless and internet services.

How Kotex became a YouTube exec producer


Why the feminine hygiene brand financed Carmilla, a transmedia Gothic vampire series produced by Smokebomb Entertainment and digital agency shift2.

CFC, CBC launch digital comedy workshop


The CFC and the CBC are going for laughs with a workshop that aims to help online creators develop their digital properties for TV. (Ana Serrano, CFC’s chief digital officer pictured)

MIPCOM: Why Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell shot scenes in Quebec


The BBC/Space miniseries diverged from common European-Canadian copro structures with location shooting in Quebec. (Series co-star Eddie Marsan pictured.)

MIPCOM: FanTrust president wins Lego Twitter pitch contest


Catherine Warren, head of the digital ent consultancy, is to collaborate with Lego execs on a concept to send disused toys from kids in the developed world to peers in the emerging world.