Jordan Pinto

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Dealmaker of the Year: Bruno Dube

With a pair of savvy and opportunistic acquisitions in 2020, the Sphere Media principal is quietly building an indie-production empire to be reckoned with in the global marketplace.

Project Bakeover

Corus slates eOne’s Project Bakeover for winter 2021

Fronted by Steve Hodge and Tiffany Pratt, the show is eOne’s first cooking show since Chopped Canada, which went off the air nearly four years ago.

Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley to direct Women Talking starring Frances McDormand

Polley will write and direct the feature adaptation of Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel.

Hamza Haq

Breakout Star of the Year 2020: Hamza Haq

The star of CTV’s Transplant has emerged as one of Canadian television’s leading lights, garnering international acclaim and shifting the way Muslims have historically been portrayed on screen.

Seven 24 Films, Jordy Randall and Tom Cox (L and R)

Production Company of the Year 2020: SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox and Jordy Randall feared the pandemic could spell the end for SEVEN24. Here’s how they adapted, rebuilt their entire production slate and put themselves in a position to grow in 2021 as the industry navigates insurance issues, Bill C-10 and more.

Inconvenient Indian

Inconvenient Indian, Violation set for int’l premieres at Sundance

The projects head to Sundance on the heels of acclaimed premieres at TIFF 2020.

Sarah Spring

Sarah Spring named executive director at Documentary Organization of Canada

The award-winning doc producer is taking over from Michelle van Beusekom, who is leaving the role for a senior advisor position at the Isuma collective.

Farm Crime

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television options CBC Gem original Farm Crime

News of the format deal comes as production wraps on its pandemic-disrupted sophomore season.

Holmes Family Effect

FOX acquires CTV original Holmes Family Effect

The Mike Holmes-fronted renovation series becomes the latest Canadian show to land a high-profile sale into the U.S.

Trickster

Scripted Series of the Year 2020: Trickster

How the coming-of-age drama from Streel Films and Sienna Films has created a new narrative around Indigenous storytelling and become a red-hot commodity in an international marketplace hungry for new voices.

Steven Guilbeault

Newsmaker of the Year 2020: Steven Guilbeault

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has helped the production and broadcast sector navigate unprecedented challenges, and tabled a historic bill to modernize the Broadcasting Act.

Disney+

Disney+ to more than double content offering in Canada with new ‘Star’ tier

Going live in February, the Star brand will include thousands of hours of movies and television from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, 20th Television, Touchstone.