ToonBox expands with L.A. office

FILM

ToonBox has also set up a working division in the same building as development and production partner Gulfstream Pictures, based out of the Warner Bros. lot.



Mariela Besuievsky, Peter Gerard to keynote Strategic Partners

FILM

“She’s been through the trenches,” Strategic Partners’ Laura MacKenzie tells Playback of booking Spanish film producer Besuievsky to keynote the 2014 event.



Space sets main cast for Killjoys

TV

British actor Hannah John-Kamen lands the lead role of Dutch, with Canadian actors Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane (pictured) also set to appear in the series.



Dylan Taylor to topline A Sunday Kind of Love

FILM

The debut feature from Geordie Sabbagh – part of the IndieCan10K challenge – will also star Meghan Heffern and Melanie Scrofano.



SIM Group acquires L.A. post house Chainsaw

FILM

The U.S. facility will operate as a division of Toronto-based SIM once the merger deal is completed.



Former MGM exec named to Rainmaker board

FILMTV

Steve Hendry was appointed to the Vancouver-based company’s board following its annual general meeting on July 17.



Twenty-two film scripts receive Harold Greenberg coin

FILM

Projects selected in the latest round of funding include a treatment from Michael Dowse and the second draft of a feature adaption of the Miriam Toews novel A Complicated Kindness.



CBC and the new kid viewers

TVWEB

Kim Wilson, creative head at Kids’ CBC, discusses how budget cuts are less of an issue for her team than keeping up with the changes in how children consume media.



New work permit law spurs industry bargaining in Ottawa

TV

Canadian producers are negotiating with immigration minister Chris Alexander to ease the impact of hiring foreign actors for local shoots following changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers program.



Saul Rubinek, Trish Stratus board Allan Ungar’s Gridlocked

FILM

The two actors join an ensemble cast that includes Danny Glover, Dominic Purcell and Richard Gunn. (Rubinek pictured)

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