Toronto production reached record $1.23B in 2014: report
The key driver was domestic TV series on-location shooting, while Toronto also saw a big jump in commercial production. (Toronto-shot Rookie Blue pictured.)
Shaw Media orders fourth season of Vikings for History
The Canada-Ireland coproduction returns to both Canadian and US History channels following a successful third season to date.
Vikings raids new territory with online series
The History channel show has launched two new digital web series in tandem with its upcoming third season.
Scripted show of the Year: Vikings
From Playback magazine: How Vikings topped the specialty entertainment ratings and pillaged its way into TV’s overall Top 30 ratings.
Degrassi nominated for Primetime Emmy
The teen drama is nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category, while Canadians working on Fargo and Vikings also earn nods.
Shaw Media orders more Vikings
Shaw Media has greenlit a further 10 episodes of the historical drama, coproduced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions. (Katheryn Winnick pictured)
Canadian VFX work nominated for VES Awards
Work nominated includes Game of Thrones,Vikings (pictured), and Elysium.
History to debut scripted series Vikings in March
The Shaw Media specialty will begin airing the nine-part drama series (pictured), an Irish-Canadian coproduction between Toronto-based Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000, on March 3.
Canadian-Irish copro Vikings adds local actors
Canadian actors Jessalyn Gilsig (pictured) and Katheryn Winnick join the cast of the History Channel and Shaw Media scripted series, as do Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgard and Clive Standen.
Bell Fund invests in 15 projects in latest round
Tween series The Next Step, sci-fi series Primeval: New World and Quebec DJ doc Histoire de Deejays are among the selected projects.