Larry Weinstein brings sax appeal to first project
The Devil’s Horn (pictured), from LWP, Rhombus and Films We Like, is Weinstein’s first project as an indie since departing Rhombus Media last summer.
National Canadian Film Day set for 350 screenings
The event has grown from 70 screenings in 2014 to five times that number today.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs March 28 to April 3, 2016
Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 is at #1 for the week of March 28 to April 3, with Hateful Eight at #2 and Daddy’s Home at #3.
In brief: MacNaughton leaves TIFF, Grand Unified Theory gets Beijing premiere
David Ray’s Vancouver-shot film (pictured) competes for the Tiantan Prize, David MacNaughton steps down from TIFF’s board of directors, plus more news.
Emily Andras wrangles Wynonna Earp
The writer and showrunner reacts to her series’ (pictured) cross-border debut and why its raw, female-focused aesthetic got the attention of broadcasters and viewers alike.
Shaw Media posts advertising drops in Q2
Reduced advertising and syndication revenues were listed as reasons for the declines.
Drilling down: Nova Scotia’s screen industry ROI
A new PwC report commissioned by Screen Nova Scotia and the CMPA says the industry provided a 7:1 return on investment to the province in 2014.
Production underway on River of Silence
The project, which tackles the subject of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women, was funded primarily through Telefilm’s Microbudget Feature film program.
Quebec’s Fonds FTQ injects $3M into television prodco Pixcom
Development capital fund Fonds de solidarite FTQ has made a sizable investment in the Montreal-based production company.
Kin Community Canada launches Fusia digital channel
The MCN has partnered with a Toronto-based publication targeting South Asian Canadian women with lifestyle content.
Buck Productions partners with Hardwired Marketing Group
The Toronto-based prodco has been appointed the exclusive content producer for Hardwired’s client roster. (Buck Productions CEO Sean Buckley pictured.)
Nickelodeon series head to Netflix Canada
The deal inked between Corus Entertainment and the SVOD giant includes the exclusive Canadian rights to Nick series The Legend of Korra.
Rainbow Ruby set for Canadian premiere
The series, co-produced by China Entertainment, bows this month on DHX-owned Family Jr.
Vancouver’s Play Management expands into the U.S.
The Atlanta-based talent agency is run by Trina Allen-Abt (pictured).