Exec/Industry Moves

Cineworld mulls filing for bankruptcy in the U.S.

The U.K.-based theatre chain, which is currently in litigation with Cineplex, has confirmed filing for bankruptcy is on the table as it looks to increase liquidity.

MELS appoints new VP of post-production and business development

Marie-Christine Jean will be responsible for three major divisions at the studio operator and equipment supplier.

Disney+ Canada hires Stephanie Azam as director of content

Azam was previously VP, development and acquisitions at Sphere Films, and national director of feature film at Telefilm.

In Brief: RIDM unveils six films for its 25th edition

Plus: The Other End opens its virtual production facility in Toronto, Before I Change My Mind star wins a milestone honour, and more.

GPM promotes Lindsay Macadam to EVP

A round of promotions at Thunderbird Entertainment has also seen Heavy Rescue: 401 EP Todd Serotiuk elevated to VP, creative.

Amaze expands senior team, names Alex Lalonde COO

The prodco behind Prime Video Canadian original The Lake is boosting its leadership to scale-up efforts on the international market.

Wattpad Webtoon Studios adds animation division

The studio has tapped three executives to lead animation, television and film divisions, working under head of global entertainment David Madden.

Darren Throop to exit Entertainment One

Throop will step down as president and CEO after his contract expires at the end of the year, according to Hasbro.

Quebec commissioner appointed as interim vice-chair of broadcasting

Alicia Barin takes on the interim role from Caroline Simard, whose term as vice-chairperson of broadcasting ends in September.

Boat Rocker sets course to increase share value

The Toronto media company reported $65.4 million in revenue in Q2, with a loss in TV revenue offset by an increase for its kids and family division.

In brief: Blink49 Studios expands L.A.-based scripted team

Plus: RBC unveils a new award for emerging Indigenous filmmakers, and Alanis Obomsawin will world premiere a new film at the International First Peoples Festival.

Cinesite acquires Quebec animation studio Squeeze

The growing conglomerate will leverage Squeeze’s Unreal Engine expertise to expand its animation services menu.