Exec/Industry Moves

Deals: Vice, This Place, Sphere Media, Fuse TV

Canada’s Oscar entry, Eternal Spring, signs worldwide licence deal with Vice, V.T. Nayani’s This Place lands international sales agent, and more.

Amazon’s head of Canadian originals departs

Christina Wayne leaves Amazon Studios after playing a key role in the development of its Canadian originals strategy.

Fountainhead Talent relaunches as Element Artist Management

Roberta Romano has succeeded Julie Lafontaine as the talent agency’s owner and president.

Chanda Chevannes joins NFB’s Ontario Studio as exec producer

The Unfractured director has more than two decades of experience as a documentary filmmaker.

In brief: Black Academy reveals Legacy Awards creative team

Plus: WFF elects new board members and hires a manager of operations, and Quebec will have a big presence at the La Rochelle Fiction Festival.

Andrew Morris departs Accessible Media Inc.

Morris will continue to work with AMI to transition the Disability Screen Office into an independent organization, holding the role of interim director.

Rogers outage ruled to be relevant to Shaw merger decision

The Competition Tribunal also ruled that the proposed sale of Freedom Mobile was not a sufficient remedy to concerns.

Filmmakers flag concerns over NFB head appointment process

The NFB says it “cannot comment” on the NFB/ONF Creation allegation that outgoing head Claude Joli-Coeur “is on the hiring committee to select his own replacement.”

Patrick Roy lines up financing for new distribution company

Details about the former Les Films Séville head’s new venture, including the company name and film slate, will be announced at a later date.

Deals: Kino Lorber, WildBrain, QYOU Media, Gusto

Film Associates International negotiates sales for Patricia Rozema films, WildBrain sells season four of The Deep, plus more.

In Brief: CaribbeanTales announces The Big Pitch cohort

Plus: WildBrain renews CEO Eric Ellenbogen’s contract, the Toronto International Film Festival reveals its 2022 Industry Selects lineup, and more.

Guru Studios ramps up recruitment with new hire

Sue Jung has been appointed as head of talent acquisition and community engagement at the animation studio.