Mascha Schilinski

Dark Blue Girl sweeps VIWIFF

Writer/director Mascha Schilinski’s feature took home best feature and best direction, among other awards, at the Vancouver women’s film fest.

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Programming profile: A&E and History

Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming at A&E Networks, and Eli Lehrer, EVP of programming at History, talk the channels’ diverging programming strategies.

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Murdoch Mysteries renewed for season 12

The long-running CBC series from Shaftesbury will reward its loyal viewership with another season.

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IP: The new currency of ideas

The growing demand for more content is sending prodcos to new places in search of fresh properties.

The Detail

Deals: eOne, Syndicado, Pro-Fun Media GmbH

Entertainment One has licensed its new female-fronted detective series The Detail (pictured) to France Television, plus more.

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Boddington’s ‘Great Elephant Adventure’ to open on 725 U.S. screens

The large distribution footprint was made possible through a deal with Colorado-based Fathom Events.

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CSAs ’18: peopleWatching, Secret Alberta claim top digital prizes

Cross-platform companion pieces to Wynonna Earp, Canada The Story of Us and Odd Squad also claimed awards at Screen Week’s third gala.


OMDC addresses workplace safety, culture for funded projects

The organization has implemented a revised set of guidelines for funding recipients that seek to improve work environments.

Just Like Mom and Dad

Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Feb. 27 to March 5, 2018

Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery tops the charts, followed by Netflix’s Stranger Things and The Grand Tour at #2 and #3.

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Canadian projects headed to Tribeca Film Festival

Among them is Robert Budreau’s (pictured) copro Stockholm, which world premieres in the festival’s Spotlight Narrative program.

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In brief: CMF joins int’l partners for Arctic Indigenous Film Fund

Plus: Baywood Virtual FX adds a new face to its Toronto team and the National Screen Institute partners on a doc to further Indigenous culture.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.


CSAs ’18: Cardinal, Alias Grace, Baroness win big in fiction gala

A fierce night of competition saw Canadian hits going head-to-head, with series across all major broadcasters taking home trophies.

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The unusual suspect: Carolle Brabant

From Playback magazine: A look back at the career, challenges and achievements of Telefilm’s exiting executive director.