Jordan Pinto

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BANFF Steven Guilbeault

‘Don’t despair. We will get it done’: Guilbeault attempts to reassure screen sector on C-10

BANFF ’21: With time running out on the summer parliamentary session, and the potential of a fall election, the bill’s fate remains uncertain.

Danis Goulet and Daniel Bekerman

Danis Goulet to helm new Netflix thriller feature Ivy

The Toronto-shot project is produced by Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films and Tripp Vinson for Vinson Films.

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Wapanatahk Media inks development pact with Amazing Race Canada winners

The recently launched prodco is collaborating with season-seven winners Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis, who are the first Two-Spirit Indigenous couple to win the show.


In brief: New Metric brews up new beer deal with Labatt

Plus: Brigitte Hubmann and Jennifer Price launch a new company, Ballinran Entertainment special set for premiere and WildBrain CPLG hires a new North American lead.

Sandy Hunter

Sandy Hunter, former Apple TV Canada head, plots next moves

Hunter has launched his own prodco, Cazador, meaning top Canadian streaming posts at Apple, Disney and Netflix are now vacant.

Ian Scott

BANFF ’21: Ian Scott unpacks implications of C-10 for CRTC and screen sector

Access to digital platforms’ data, discoverability, algorithms, codes of practice and the conclusion of his five-year term were on the discussion docket as BANFF’s 42nd edition kicked off.

Secrets in the Ice

Deals: Boat Rocker, WildBrain, Universal

Universal Pictures has acquired the international rights to Chad Faust’s revenge thriller Girl, Boat Rocker sells Shark Teeth’s Secrets in the Ice (pictured), and more.

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Former Bell Media exec Paul Sparkes named co-chair at Mogul

Sparkes and Gorav Seth will serve as co-chairs at decentralized film financing company, as it looks to enter a new phase of growth.


Leif Films heads to North Bay for Love Rescued

Written by Agnes Bristow and directed by Leif Bristow, the romance movie stars Brittany Bristow, Chris McNally and Jayne Eastwood in its lead roles.


Strong U.S. streaming viewership gives Heartland momentum as S15 gets underway

According to Nielsen data for the U.S., Heartland was the seventh most-streamed acquired series on the week of May 10 to 16, with 341 million minutes streamed.

Maple Popcorn

In brief: New podcast series goes behind the scenes of Canadian film

Plus, Sherry Media Group is gearing up for the second instalment of The Impact Series, and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards 2021 set for one-hour broadcast on CBC.

BANFF BoD additions

Powerhouse trio join BANFF BoD

Brenda Gilbert, Jennifer Kim and Lisa Meeches have joined the Banff Television Festival Foundation’s board of directors.