Courtenay Bainbridge

Meridian Artists adds below-the-line division

The Toronto film and TV agency has appointed Courtenay Bainbridge to lead the new department.

Ivan Fecan

Ivan Fecan named Thunderbird CEO

The interim appointment follows co-founder Tim Gamble’s move to vice chair of the Thunderbird board.

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Which specialty networks got the biggest boost in 2016?

The CRTC has released its stats on specialty TV revenue and expenses for 2016, revealing big swings in Cancon programming expenses.

Killjoys

Killjoys renewed for two final seasons on Space, Syfy

Meanwhile Dark Matter was not renewed for a fourth season.

Piers Handling

TIFF’s Piers Handling to step down

The director and CEO will vacate his post following TIFF ’18, with the festival beginning its search for his replacement in the coming months.

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DHX adds Jerry Diaz as VP distribution

The former Nelvana exec will lead the Halifax-based company’s global sales team.

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The CRTC’s TV code comes into effect today

Cable cos must now make things like promotional offers and pricing changes clear to customers.

The Launch

CTV’s The Launch underway in T.O.

Bell Media’s SVP of content and programming Mike Cosentino talks about prepping the format for an international rollout and filling mid-season time slots.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 22 to 28, 2017

Stranger Things tops the chart for digital originals, with Marvel’s The Defenders at #2 and Ozark at #3.

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Netflix brings Menorca to the U.S.

The streaming giant acquired the Farpoint Films feature through a deal secured by Toronto’s A71 Entertainment.

Luis Lopez

Hamilton heads to Colombia on trade mission

Pipeline Studios will participate in the eight-day trip that aims to bring investment to local industries, including the media sector.

Juliana and the Medicine Fish

ImagineNative reveals full lineup

Zoe Hopkins’ Kayaking for Beginners will bow at the fest, alongside Jeremy Torrie’s Juliana and the Medicine Fish.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 14 to 20, 2017

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Still Standing at #26.

Amazing Gayl Pile

Cameras rolling on more Gayl Pile

On the heels of a deal with Amazon Prime Video, the CSA-winning dark comedy is heading into a fourth season.

Liddiard

Frankie Drake headed to U.K. channel Alibi in 2018

CBC and Shaftesbury also revealed additional cast, including Rebecca Liddiard, and directors for the female-led detective drama.