the body remembers -v2

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing nabs ‘The Body Remembers’

The drama co-written and directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn made its North American debut at TIFF earlier this month.

CBS

CBS throws open the doors to new Mississauga studio

Once it is fully operational, the 260,000-square-foot space will feature six sound stages, in addition to production offices and support facilities.

chris-knight-headshot

Gusto’s Cook Like a Chef to make 2020 comeback

The cooking series will return 20 years after it was first created by Gusto president and CEO Chris Knight, airing on the rebranded CTV Life channel next year.

STRANGER THINGS

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 17 to 23, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Boys at #2 and 13 Reasons Why at #3.

Ivan Fecan

Ivan Fecan transitions to a new role within Thunderbird

The veteran TV exec (pictured) is standing down as executive chair of the board to focus on producing, with Brian Paes-Braga stepping into the position.

Netflix HQ LA

Netflix reports it has spent $500M in Canada in two years

The U.S. streaming giant says it has already fulfilled its $500-million, five-year pledge, and plans to “continue to produce at current levels” in the years ahead.

Scott Garvie

Scott Garvie re-elected for fourth term as CMPA chair

The Shaftesbury SVP, who has served as chair since 2016, will continue to lead for the 2019-21 term, with six new directors elected to the board.

drag-kids-ridm

In brief: Drag Kids to close RIDM

Plus: OUTtv picks up a new unscripted series from Mayhem Entertainment and Wattpad partners with a Brazilian prodco to produce its first-ever Latin American content.

comscore-mic

Comscore’s SEC settlement brings up issue of transparency in media

The company has settled charges and says it’s ready to move on, but Canadian media buyers say this speaks to a bigger issue of trust in measurement institutions.

Alex Amancio pic

Reflector Entertainment looks to build a new kind of platform

Alexandre Amancio and Guy Laliberte’s company is trying to build something akin to a streaming service for multimedia story universes.

Holly Hobbie (21)

More international nets grab Aircraft’s Holly Hobbie

A number of European broadcasters have acquired the Ontario-shot series, while TVA Group has picked up television rights in Quebec.

The Sounds EP1 05 (Rachelle Levefre as Maggie & Matt Whelan as Tom) (c) SPP 2019

Acorn TV, Sky NZ join The Sounds

The psychological thriller will debut on Acorn TV in the U.S. and New Zealand on Sky NZ next year.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, September 9 to 15, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, while America’s Got Talent and Big Brother claim spots in the top 10.

killing-eve-canal

Emmys a hit for CTV, but viewership down overall

Canadian audiences didn’t tumble like they did in the U.S., possibly the result of plenty of homegrown nominees.

David Gerhardt

Atomic Cartoons grows exec team at Ottawa outpost

In his new role as studio creative director, David Gerhard will oversee projects created for NBCUniversal as the U.S. conglomerate ramps up production on its pipeline of originals.