Julianna Cummins

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Mary Ann Turcke on strategy: ‘pick a screen, fill it with goodness’

Bell Media’s Turcke and Corus Entertainment’s Doug Murphy talk to Content Industry Connect attendees on following audiences and distribution challenges.

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eOne inks first-look deal with Chris Deaux’s shingle

The deal will see veteran reality producer Deaux (pictured) develop and produce unscripted programming with eOne via his newly launched prodco, Two Fifteen West Entertainment.

Songs She Wrote

PNP takes Songs She Wrote About People She Knows

The musical comedy from Kris Elgstrand is up for three Canadian Screen Awards.

Kiss and Cry

Cameras roll on Kiss and Cry

Production on the Sean Cisterna-directed feature is currently underway in the Greater Toronto Area.

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MPCA, Hideaway Pictures ink multi-picture deal

The companies say the deal will bring in nearly $100 million in production spend into Northern Ontario over the next three years.

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Ontario’s film, TV industry posts record 2015: OMDC

Film and TV production contributed $1.5 billion to Ontario’s economy in 2015, according to the OMDC. (Pictured: Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau at Cinespace Studios.)

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IDM Fund distributes $6M across 52 companies

Among the companies to pick up funding were marblemedia, Mark Media and Yellow Bear Studios.

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Lavender to get world bow at Tribeca

Ed Gass-Donnelly’s latest feature will screen with two other Canadian copros at the New York City festival.


OSC shuts down Catalyst application

An Ontario Securities Commission hearing held on Friday and Monday aimed to determine if Catalyst Capital had the standing to pursue an application related to the Corus/Shaw deal.

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ACTRA National names 2016 Woman of the Year

Catherine Joell MacKinnon has been honoured by ACTRA National for her artistic and advocacy achievements.


Finding new ways to party with #AcademySocial

The strategy behind the ACCT’s third annual #AcademySocial event, an event designed to expand the scope of Screen Week and invigorate the awards-week party circuit.

Hold Your Fire

Programming profile: CBC Docs

Playback catches up with CBC’s Jennifer Dettman and Charlotte Engel about the pubcaster’s current doc strategy. (Firsthand doc Hold Your Fire pictured.)