BCE financial chief Siim Vanaselja to retire


Glen LeBlanc, CFO of Bell Aliant, will succeed Vanaselja (pictured) in spring 2015.

Kidoodle.TV takes a drawing lesson


Earthtree Media’s kids series Learn to Draw from Norwegian cartoonist Oistein Kristiansen will stream in the U.S. and Canada on the SVOD platform.

CNE picks up Burt’s Buzz for The Scene


The Canadian feature documentary from director Jody Shapiro will appear on the Conde Nast Entertainment digital video network.

Breakthrough, Sudden Storm partner on Miss Don’t Touch Me


The dramatic series from the two Toronto-based companies is based on a graphic novel series by the same name.

Former Google exec Jacob Glick to replace Lind at Rogers


Glick joins Rogers Communications as longtime regulatory chief Phil Lind sets to retire after a 45-year career with the company.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films, Oct. 3, 2014 to Oct. 9, 2014


Mommy is the top Canadian film at the box office this week, while Hector and the Search for Happiness comes in at #2.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 3, 2014 to Oct. 9, 2014


Gone Girl tops the box office this week, with Mommy landing at #7 overall.

Kino Lorber takes U.S. rights for The Wanted 18


The distributor has acquired the U.S. rights to directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan’s feature doc, which had its world premiere at this year’s TIFF.

Lion TV preps copro on Franklin ship expedition


The international copro, which will include a yet-to-be-named Canadian broadcaster, will be based on the famed discovery of the lost Franklin expedition ships.

Bite On Mondo series to air on Teletoon


The half-hour, 26-episode series will feature content from the animated comedy shorts pitch program of the same name from Mondo Media, Blue Ant and YouTube.