Exec/Industry Moves

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Look Mom! Productions expands U.S. presence with key hire

The Blue Ant Media-owned animation company has hired Mia Di Pasquale to lead content development at its L.A. location.

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Expenses eat away Rogers’ Q4 media revenue boost

The return of the NHL and NBA seasons proved to be a double-edged sword for the company.

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EXCLUSIVE: REMC appoints inaugural managing director

Award-winning doc producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson will lead the Racial Equity Media Collective’s efforts to increase and standardize race-based data collection within the screen sector.

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VFX studio DNEG merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp.

The deal between DNEG, which has operations in three Canadian cities, and Sports Ventures has a combined merger value of approximately US$1.7 billion.

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Black Screen Office adds four to board of directors

The new board members include Nick Davis, CBC’s executive director of equity and inclusion.

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Toronto’s The Other End launches virtual production subsidiary

Virtual Production House will operate two studios in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as offering end-to-end services for indie film and TV projects.

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Transatlantic Agency forms Media & TV Film Division

The Toronto-based literary management company is also developing a boutique client list of screenwriters.

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Deals: eOne, Super Channel, Enderby Entertainment

Entertainment One partners with Subtext on After the Verdict, Super Channel acquires Canadian minority copro for its latest original drama, plus more.

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WFW promotes Trevor Huys to grow its virtual production business

The equipment rentals and studio business expanded into virtual production last year through a partnership with VFX company Pixomondo.

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YouTube to reduce originals slate, global head of original content Susanne Daniels exits

Going forward, YouTube plans to only fund programming within its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds.

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EXCLUSIVE: Solis Animation and rockers Rare Americans launch new animation studio

Crooked City Studios comes after Toronto-based Solis Animation and Vancouver’s Rare Americans worked on 16 music videos together.

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Blue Ant International hires Bryan Gabourie for SVP role

The former A+E Networks exec will oversee U.S. sales activity for the Blue Ant Media-owned distributor.