TIFF ’15: Magali Simard joins Gravestock on Canada section
Simard is the manager of film programs at TIFF, and will join Steve Gravestock in determining the lineup for the Canada section at the 2015 festival.
Season two of Schitt’s Creek in production
The comedy from Eugene and Daniel Levy will return this winter to CBC and U.S. net POP.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 20, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Taken 3 takes the top spot on the DVD chart for the week of April 20 to April 26, while The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies sits at #2.
ACTRA Montreal unveils 2015 award winners
Meaghan Rath (pictured) and Mark Camacho were among the nominees who took home prizes at the ACTRA Montreal awards ceremony held on Saturday evening.
IndieCan picks up End of Days, Inc. for Canada, U.S.
The dark comedic feature will hit North American theatres early 2016 after a run on the festival circuit.
Coming Soon: Big Muddy
Union Pictures’ Robin Cass on the cross-country rollout strategy for the theatrical release for Big Muddy, the debut feature from Jefferson Moneo.
Blais urges Quebec producers to carpe diem
Speaking at an industry conference, the CRTC topper said Francophone producers have unique advantages in a changing media landscape.
CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage award $600K via digi incentive
The program supported three Canada/Belgium transmedia coproduction projects in its inaugural round of financing.
SIM’s Bling Digital makes inroads in New York
The post-production and technology services company, a division of SIM Group, has opened up a new outpost in Brooklyn.
Rogers rejigs OMNI news programming
The media co has also replaced existing evening and breakfast shows with a new Dinner Television program in Edmonton.
Deals: CraveTV, Remstar, Mongrel, Netflix
Schitt’s Creek (pictured) is now streaming on Netflix Canada, and more deals of the week.
Layoffs hit Rogers’ OMNI stations
The media co has cancelled OMNI News in Italian, Mandarin and Cantonese at stations across the country, resulting in job losses in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta.
APTN, Castalia partner to develop new U.S. channel
The Aboriginal-focused channel would be available throughout the continental U.S. (APTN series Blackstone pictured)
Space orders Orphan Black to season four
Production on the 10-episode fourth season is slated to begin this summer in Toronto.
Preproduction underway on Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad
The 3D animated feature will be produced through AMBI Group’s Toronto-based studio, AIC Movie. (Alec Baldwin, who will voice a character in the film, pictured.)