Jordan Pinto

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Martha Hagos

CBC secures exclusive broadcast rights to The Black Academy’s first awards show

The organization has also shored up its leadership team, promoting Martha Hagos (pictured) to executive director, as it builds towards its first awards show next year.

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After a 10 year wait, is it finally full stream ahead in Canada?

Netflix, Amazon and other streamers are hiring domestic content executives, stoking optimism that new buyers will stimulate a much-needed uptick in Cancon commissioning. But what exactly does that mean for the Canadian production sector?

Gary Maavara

Renowned broadcasting exec Gary Maavara dies at 68

The 40-year broadcasting veteran, who was considered among the brightest minds in Canadian television, died earlier this week after a five-year battle with cancer.

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New data highlights severity of challenges faced by racialized creators and prodcos

A new CMF report indicated 38% of racialized producers had personal annual incomes of less than $30,000 a year pre-tax in 2019, while 40% of BPOC-led companies have annual operating budgets of less than $50,000.

Andrea Griffiths

BGM hires Corus’ Andrea Griffith as director of content

The hire comes as BGM president Marlo Miazga shifts into a broader unscripted-focused role within parent company Sphere Media, with BGM also unveiling a pair of internal promotions.

Family Law and Departure

Upfronts ’21: Family Law, Departure renewed at Global

The scripted dramas have been renewed for second and third seasons, respectively, as part of Corus’ 2021/22 slate.

Lauren Howes

Inside Out ED Lauren Howes on leading the festival into a new era

As the festival kicks off its 31st edition, the incoming executive director discusses plans to build on the work done by Andria Wilson and Andrew Murphy.

Line of Duty

Deals: Hollywood Suite, HG Distribution, Peterson Polaris

Hollywood Suite grabs exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to season six of the hit British crime drama Line of Duty, plus more.

Matthew Kershaw

Buck taps Matthew Kershaw to lead L.A. operation

Kershaw will take the lead on creative development, scripted and unscripted production and forging brand partnerships.

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International Indigenous Screen Industry Summit set for BANFF ’21

The day-long event will bring together Indigenous media leaders from across the globe for panel discussions, master classes, networking sessions and more.

The Way to the Heart cast

Wendy Ord tapped to helm B.C.-shot rom-com The Way to the Heart

The film is part of a series of projects set to shoot in northern B.C. over the next few years, with a view to expanding the region’s production capacity.


Cameras roll on Incendo’s sixth rom-com of 2021

Montreal-shot When Love Blooms is penned by Jack Waz and directed by Eric Tessier.