Matt Sylvain

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Odyssey Media’s Hard Drive film shoot to start June 4

The action-caper movie lensed in Australia stars John Cusack and Thomas Jane.

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eOne takes all rights to YouTube animated hit Simon’s Cat

The pact is part of a strategy by the Toronto-based company to expand into developing licensing programs for brands conceived in the non-linear space.

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Weekly roundup: OLN summer schedule, NSI program news

This week’s package of briefs include news of construction starting on a new Canadian Film Centre pavilion (VIP sod-turning pictured).

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Proposed Ontario law aimed at toughening child acting rules

ACTRA Toronto president David Sparrow (pictured) says the new law is needed to protect child actors who currently work outside of collective agreements.

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Canadian Social TV top 3 – week of May 5

This week we see how Degrassi’s social-media managers were able to get online attention by prompting fans to chose a favourite episode while The Borgias and Top Chef Canada also fared well.

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Union Pictures names Ian Cooper chief operating officer

A lawyer by trade, Cooper (pictured) has spent more than a decade as a legal and strategic advisor to media, entertainment and technology companies.


Weekly roundup: Awards, season returns and theatrical news

This Friday’s briefs include the list of Canadian recipients of the Young Artist Awards and the final season premiere date for Less Than Kind (pictured).

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eOne joins Amy Poehler-produced TV scripted comedy

Welcome to Sweden, which begins shooting in Sweden and New York on Monday, is based on the real-life experiences of Greg Poehler, the brother of Amy (pictured).

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CMPA, directors guild reach tentative agreement

Details of the new pact, hammered out after negotiations restarted in April, won’t be released until the agreement is ratified.

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Canadian Social TV top 3 – week of Apr. 28

The final episode of Big Brother Canada‘s social media campaign notched a breakout 123,000 interactions last week, well trouncing both The Borgias and Bomb Girls online executions.

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Weekly roundup: Series returns, sales and foreign service

The briefs this week include news of numerous award wins, Rookie Blue‘s season return date and that Montreal’s Chloe Wilde (pictured) has been named a new Much VJ.


CFC gets $9 million from Ontario budget

The money, to be doled out over three years, is meant to support the centre’s educational programs, according to Thursday’s budget.