Telefilm, Rogers Group of Funds invest $625K across 7 docs
The latest films by Nettie Wild, Mila Aung-Thwin and Rama Rau are among the projects that will receive production and post-production coin through the fund.
Juice Worldwide unveils new tool to launch indie films
The Canadian company is one of only four vendors to provide a iTunes Store package delivery service for Compressor users.
Corus to launch Disney Channel in Canada
A new licensing deal between Corus and ABC/Disney forces a rebrand of three of DHX Media’s recently acquired kids channels.
Canadian web series take home eight IAWTV Awards
Whatever, Linda (pictured) took home awards for best directing and best drama series.
Radical Sheep gets Teletoon commission
Toronto’s Radical Sheep Productions has put animated comedy The Bagel and Becky Show into production for Teletoon.
TheScore posts Q2 loss but sees revenue up sharply
The loss takes into account a $1.7 million one-time charge for the company’s Q2, alongside advertising revenue up 78% year-over-year.
Breakthrough adds interactive to Science Max mix
The Toronto-based prodco is adding an interactive layer to its new children’s science show for TVO. (Science Max: Experiments at Large pictured.)
TIFF launches TV program for 2015
The 40th edition of the festival will feature a new program titled Primetime, showcasing television from around the world.
Bell Local TV expands to Ottawa
Building on the success of its Toronto launch, the community TV VOD service for Fibe is rolling out in Ottawa. (Bell Local TV Ottawa senior producer Christopher Redmond pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs March 30, 2015 to April 5, 2015
MasterChef Canada hits #12 for the week of March 30 to April 5, with Murdoch Mysteries and Big Brother Canada also making the top 30.
Discovery Canada orders first original scripted series
Frontier, an adventure drama about the North American fur trade, is set to start production in Newfoundland this summer.
WGC unveils 2015 awards nominees
This year’s batch of nominees include the writers behind Orphan Black, 19-2 and Out with Dad (pictured).
MIPTV: Zone3 joins format exchange Newen Network
As part of the network, each member producer must give others in the network first look on new formats. (Zone3 president Michel Bissonnette pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 3, 2015 to April 9, 2015
La passion d’Augustine is the top Canadian film at the box office for the week of April 3 to April 9, followed by L’empreinte.