CBC boards NSI’s New Indigenous Voices program
Continuing its investment in underrepresented Canadian creators, the national broadcaster will serve as the course’s lead sponsor on a three-year commitment.
Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away
The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.
Canadians take home Oscar gold
Ontario’s Alan Barillaro took home the award for best animated short, beating two other Canucks in the category.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Feb. 6 to 12, 2017
Trolls tops the chart, followed by Jack Reacher: Never Go Back at #2 and Pinocchio at #3.
In Brief: RideTV coming to Canada; Dane, Stewart win WGA award
The equestrian-focused channel is set to debut across the country, The Commute writers honoured Stateside, plus more news.
Quebecor distributes $946K to four projects
CarpeDiem Film & TV’s follow up to its box-office hit La guerre des Tuques 3D is among the projects to receive funding.
Endemol France nabs rights to Canadian format
Double Occupancy, created and produced by Montreal-based Productions J, is distributed by Media Ranch.
Super Channel preps sports-based sub-brand
The Edmonton-based company acquired the Canadian rights to the U.S. football franchise Legends Football League ahead of a planned April launch.
Boat Rocker inks copro pact with Mobius.Lab
The Toronto company will jointly develop, finance and distribute a slate of 10 series for international markets.
Which Canadian TV shows attracted the biggest audiences last year?
Private Eyes and Canada’s Worst Driver are in the running for the Academy’s Golden Screen Awards.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 6 to 12, 2017
Murdoch Mysteries is at #15, with Cardinal at #27.
Photo Gallery: February Freeze 2017
A selection of photos from the annual technology showcase held at the William F. White Centre in Toronto.
Below Her Mouth inks raft of int’l deals
Netflix acquired the Serendipity Point Films feature in multiple territories, while the project also landed theatrical releases in the U.S., Japan and Germany.