Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson to lead animation production at Dark Slope

The producer, who has worked on kids series such as Nickelodeon’s Bunsen is a Beast and The Fairly Odd Parents, has been named head of the division at the Toronto studio.

jpr-prime-video-01

Prime Video orders four-part Just For Laughs francophone comedy

Pour un soir seulement marks the first collaboration between Amazon’s streaming service and the long-running Canadian comedy franchise.

jakob-owens-CiUR8zISX60-unsplash

DOC Atlantic sets first cohort for Breakthrough program

The program offers training and mentorship for local filmmakers who identify as Indigenous, Black or a person of colour, culminating in pitch sessions at Lunenburg Doc Fest and Montreal’s Forum RIDM.

Lawrence Nayally 1, Atomic Reaction

Canadian doc explores nation’s 100-year nuclear history

Commissioned by documentary Channel and now in production, Atomic Reaction will depict Canada’s connection to the Manhattan Project and the invention of the atomic bomb.

CG_Facebook_1200x628_Season1

Deals: Prairie Pants Distribution, CTV Life Channel, A Média, Gusto

A Corner Gas FAST Channel has launched on Amazon Freevee, CTV Life Channel has acquired The Great Cookbook Challenge, plus more.

kashilembo-wabu-99xgLLLkRHs-unsplash

DGC National unveils first-ever pan-Canadian member census

The data covers categories such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and disability status and serves as a benchmark for the guild’s inclusion efforts moving forward.

ETVP

WIFTV names 11 participants for Emerging TV Producers program

Participants are in the midst of phase one of the program, where they partake in a series of foundation workshops held in Vancouver.

shelved-sop-01

CTV hits the books with Shelved

The workplace comedy, created by Anthony Q. Farrell about the lives of Parkdale library employees, is now in production in Toronto.

chronis-yan-1M4wYTqVD4o-unsplash (1)

In brief: Heritage allocates $9.2M to support film exhibitors, distributors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inducts several Canadians in 2022, WildBrain makes a change to its board of directors, plus more.

Kendrie upton

DGC BC to hold postmortem on recent bargaining process with negotiating producers

Kendrie Upton, executive director of DGC BC, sheds light on the “frustrating” period of negotiations that led to a strike but ultimately ended with a ratified agreement.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: The Umbrella Academy’s new season cracks digital originals top five

Meanwhile, Stranger Things continued to dominate both the top 10 digital originals and top 10 overall TV shows for the week of June 20 to 26.

Shadow of the Rougarou

Shadow of the Rougarou team calls on IMDb to recognize Métis language Michif

The campaign was launched by the director and producers behind the APTN lumi series, which hails from Vancouver-based Hammer & Tong and features the Métis language.

Kathleen Goldhar

Antica Productions, Postmedia confirm content partnership initiative

The two companies will collaborate on factual and scripted projects based on original Postmedia journalism for film and television productions as well as podcasts.

doug-murphy-01

Corus profit dips in Q3 2022, despite revenue gains

President and CEO Doug Murphy told investors the company’s diverse business portfolio will help it “withstand recessionary pressures” in 2023.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Reality reigns in national top 30 TV

Homegrown TV show Scott’s Vacation House Rules made it on the regional top 30 Calgary chart.