Buck options sci-fi feature The Competition
Producer Jessica Adams and writer Shelagh McLeod put the project on Buck’s radar when they won a pitch competition at Berlin International Film Festival.
Deals: Breakthrough, Facet4, CTV
Bell Media inks a deal with Electus to bring a U.S. competition series north of the border, plus more deals.
Jeremy LaLonde preps next feature
James vs His Future Self will be produced by Walker Entertainment, Banana-Moon Sky Films and JoBro Productions.
FYI orders up CMJ Productions’ series
The Know it All Guide to…, which is coproduced with Blue Ant Media, will be shopped at MIPTV in April.
Blue Ant adds shortform to catalogue
The distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate of digital series including Blue Ant-produced Wild Moves.
Never Saw It Coming shooting in Sudbury
The Gail Harvey-directed indie thriller is the latest buzzy production to set up shop in the Northern Ontario city.
In Brief: The Recall gets release; Cameras roll on APTN original
Minds Eye Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller will be released in Barco Escape theatres, production is underway on Quest Out West: Wild Food, and more.
Cameras roll on Reboot: The Guardian Code
The reimagined version of the classic YTV series is produced by Vancouver’s Mainframe Studios.
Know your audience, know your platform
What can producers learn from the world of branded content? Here are three takeaways from the BCON Expo in Toronto.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 13 to 19, 2017
Murdoch Mysteries is at #13, with MasterChef Canada, Big Brother Canada, Heartland and Anne all in the top 30.
Wynonna Earp swaps CHCH for Space
Bell Media has joined the Emily Andras series as a production partner for season two, which is currently shooting in Calgary.
Seven24, Joe Media top Rosies nominations
Check out the finalists for the 43rd edition of the Alberta awards, including best drama noms for Heartland, Hell On Wheels and Wynonna Earp.
DHX, CBBC greenlight Creeped Out
The 13-part coproduction will shoot in the U.K. and Canada, with Bruce McDonald set to direct domestically shot episodes.
Indiecan swoops on McConnell’s Broken Mile
Avi Federgreen’s indie-distribution outfit has landed the domestic rights less than a week after Gravitas Ventures acquired the film for the U.S.