Image Engine and Cinesite announce merger
The Vancouver-born VFX shop (which recently worked on Jurassic World) is merging with the global business of Cinesite.
Nova Scotia updates production fund guidelines
The Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, which comes into effect this week, has added new elements since draft guidelines were released June 2.
TriBro announces plans for new studio in Pickering
TriBro has also announced a new initiative aimed at supporting female filmmakers and showrunners. (Updated)
TIFF’s Top Ten heads to L.A.
Selected programming from TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival is headed to the U.S. as part of a new global initiative.
Ten (or so) takeaways from Banff: 2015 edition
A look back at key themes in the content business that emerged from the Banff World Media Festival last week.
10 To Watch: Charlotte Sullivan
One of the lead characters on Rookie Blue, greenlit for a second season just weeks after its debut, she’s also up for her turn as Marilyn Monroe in History Channel’s The Kennedys
10 To Watch: Missy Peregrym
There was a moment while playing Rookie Blue character Andy McNally when Missy Peregrym had to ask herself, “Why am I saying her lines in real life?”
10 To Watch: Amy Matysio
Just wrapped a stage run of one-woman play The Syringa Tree, earned a Canadian Comedy Award nod with her troupe General Fools and currently in development on her series inSAYSHAble, co-created with Minds Eye Entertainment for Citytv.
10 To Watch: Kyle Mac
Discovered on CBC’s Triple Sensation, Mac has landed guest spots on Flashpoint and Unnatural History as well as snagging a cast spot on Shaftesbury’s Baxter
10 To Watch: Adam Higgs
Writing professionally for two years, Higgs has snagged gigs with Marvel Comics, animated series and Republic of Doyle. Now he’s working on a slew of new film and TV projects.
10 To Watch: Jordan Gavaris
Recently snagged the leading role in Unnatural History, auditioned for the new Spider-Man film, The Social Network, and the new Taylor Lautner film Abduction.
10 To Watch: Ravida Din
Though a long-time employee of the National Film Board, Din has been delving more into the production side of the film world recently, with two major projects already under her belt.
10 To Watch: Julian Clarke
Garnered his first Academy Award nomination for editing District 9. Just wrapped The Whistleblower (named as a TIFF Special Presentation), and waiting for upcoming partnership with D9 writer/director Neill Blomkamp.
10 to Watch: Cole Bastedo and Matt Huether
This writing duo collectively spent years on Degrassi, along with other youth-oriented Canuck series, and are now in development with a number of prodcos and other industry folks for their own original projects.
10 To Watch: Adam Barken
Snagged a Canadian Screenwriting award for his work on season one of Flashpoint then landed writing gigs on Shattered and the red-hot Rookie Blue.