In Brief: Women in Animation honours NFB’s Fukushima

Michael Fukushima will be honoured for his role in achieving gender parity at the NFB, Rina Fraticelli receives a Governor General’s Award, and more.

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Thunderbird to open Ottawa office

The Vancouver-based company is looking to tap into a new talent pool as it builds out its animation and factual divisions in the nation’s capital.


Red Arrow Studios CEO Jan Frouman to step down

James Baker will take over from Frouman, overseeing the Munich-based company’s global network of prodcos.

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Kew Media Distribution adds to AFM slate

The company will shop docs Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (pictured), Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and others at the Santa Monica market.

Man in the High Castle

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 16 to 22, 2018

Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House tops the chart, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil at #2, while Amazon Prime Video’s The Man in the High Castle breaks the top five.

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WFF names Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship finalists

Trevor Mack (pictured) and Darcy Waite are two of the filmmakers who will receive mentorship on their scripted projects during the immersive program.

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Deals: A71, 9 Story, Kew, Hayu

9 Story Distribution sells its remastered animated series Garfield and Friends to Boomerang, Hayu acquires the U.K. version of Love Island, plus more.

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Storyhive introduces Indigenous Storyteller program

Twenty Indigenous-led projects will receive $20,000 in production funding, in addition to mentorship and training.


Global OTT revenues to nearly double in next five years

While SVOD revenues lead the way, growth in AVOD is outpacing other paid media, according to a new report.

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Corus inks exclusive content deal for Hallmark programming

Under the agreement, W Network has the exclusive Canadian licensing rights to all movies and scripted shows produced by Crown Media for Hallmark Channel.

Darker Than Night

TLN invests in spooky original feature

With the English-language thriller Darker Than Night, Bruna Aloe says TLN Television aims to tell more culturally connected stories.

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AMI-tv preps new dating show

The half-hour series There’s Something You Should Know is produced by Toronto’s Summerhill Media.

Falls Around Her

In Brief: Falls Around Her wins imagineNATIVE audience award

Darlene Naponse’s drama starring Tantoo Cardinal wins big at the fest, Netflix raising more money for original content, and more.


Incendo’s The Sisterhood rolls in Montreal

Directed by Jean-Francois Rivard, this is the fifth Incendo MOW to go to camera this year.

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Quincy Raby joins Hollywood Suite as director of operations

The former GM of Viceland channel in Canada is taking over from long-time director of operations Keith Wilson.