CBC greenlights Schitt’s Creek season four
With a third season of strong ratings underway, the pubcaster is targeting winter 2018 for the debut of new episodes.
LaRue, Felix & Paul win gold at CSAs
Wynonna Earp and Canada’s Smartest Person also picked up trophies at the Canadian Academy’s digital and immersive storytelling gala.
Much Digital Studios launches first original series
The Bell Media-owned MCN is looking to showcase its production power with Dan for a Week.
In brief: Shipton joins Shaw Rocket Fund; CBC preps The Story of Us
The former Shaw Media exec has been named chair of the board of directors at the fund, plus CBC and Cottage Life set air dates for new programming.
Canadian Academy preps female director apprenticeship
The program aims to give early- to mid-career directors more opportunities in TV, film and digital media, with an open call for applicants scheduled for May.
CMF to launch gender balance initiatives
The funder will require broadcasters to commit a minimum 15% of their performance envelopes to women-led projects, among other measures.
Nahanni: River of Forgiveness among Hot Docs Forum picks
Four Canadian projects will be presented before a host of international commissioners at this year’s event.
Bron Media names Joel Guralnick as COO
The Vancouver company made two additional key hires as it looks to expand its film and TV footprint in Canada and the U.S.
Blue Ant International adds to sales team
Former Tricon exec Nick Solowski joins as director of international sales and acquisitions.
Online-only projects now eligible for CAVCO tax credits
Web series no longer need a broadcaster on board to access the federal funding.
Production underway in Vancouver on Somewhere Between
The limited series, produced by Thunderbird Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America, will air on ABC this summer.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 20 to 26, 2017
Murdoch Mysteries is at #14, with CTV’s broadcast of the Academy Awards at #1 and Big Bang Theory at #2.
Cinesite Studios acquires Nitrogen Studios
The Vancouver full-service animation studio behind Trollhunters will be incorporated under the U.K. brand.
Breaking down the 2017 CSAs
With the first of the Canadian Screen Awards ceremonies kicking off tonight, Playback looks at trends in this year’s nominees.
Hot Docs adds new $50K award
The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature will be presented to the highest-rated film.