Kate Calder


Kate is a senior writer for KidScreen, Playback's sister publication.

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Bron Animation opens shop with Mighty Mighty Monsters

B.C.-based prodco and finance group Bron Studios has launched an indie animation studio, with its first project based on the book series written and created by Sean Patrick O’Reilly.


CCI’s Jerry and the Raiders gets the greenlight

The animated series from the Toronto-based TV entertainment prodco is set to air on TVO in Ontario and SRC in Quebec in 2013.

This Is Daniel Cook

CSC Media Group picks up youth programming in Banff

This Is Daniel Cook is one of the series snapped up by CSC channels.


Teletoon unveils homegrown production slate

Teletoon Canada has greenlit five new Canadian original series and has also put an additional five into development, heading into the 2010/11 season.


How to be Indie finds spot on Disney Channel UK

Heroic Film Company heads for Brit airwaves


Canada’s Family Channel and Playhouse Disney renew two

New eps for series duo on Family Channel and Playhouse Disney Canada


New kids channel from TVA

A new specialty channel, magazine and website targeting preschoolers and their parents is on the way from TVA.


New kids channel from TVA

Yooba to target preschoolers and parents, flanked by magazine and website


Brazil looks to copros

Make sure to wear stretchy pants. That’s just one snippet of friendly advice on conducting business in Brazil from Toronto-based executive producer Tanya Kelen of newly launched Kelen Content.


Nickelodeon set to launch

A Canuck version of kids channel Nickelodeon is headed north via Corus Entertainment and MTV Networks, which have announced plans to launch the 24-hour digital channel on Nov. 2.


Nickelodeon enters Canada

Corus and MTV Networks plan to launch new 24-hour digital channel in November


Fine and D.A.N.D.Y.

The year is 2080, and humans have finally gotten wise to the destructive impact of war. Countries no longer invade each other to settle disputes; now they send armies of robots to wage battles on the Moon. And instead of bombs, the ammo of choice is every robot’s rusty nightmare – water.