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Heritage to explore gender equity, inclusion mandates for tax credits

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault said he will work to introduce new policies and eligibility requirements for access to federal tax credits.

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Cineplex revenues sink as theatre closures hit Q1

Following the collapse of the Cineworld deal, Cineplex warned that uncertainties about the future ‘lend significant doubt about [its] ability to continue as a going concern.’

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Wynonna Earp season four to resume production this summer

The first half of the new season will air on CTV Sci-Fi in July, while production prepares to restart on the second half after filming was halted by the pandemic in March.

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TIFF pulls back the curtain on its 2020 plans

The festival will go forward with a reduced lineup of films in a hybrid model of virtual and physical screenings as TIFF reduces its staff by 17% due to projected revenue losses.

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Upfronts ’20: Rogers Sports & Media reveals 2020/21 slate

Rogers kicked off a busy week for Canada’s private broadcasters, unveiling a roster of 21 returning series and four new acquisitions.

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Media leaders talk insurance, co-commissioning during pandemic

Insurance remains an unanswered question as companies examine risk on a project-by-project basis, execs from Lionsgate, HBO Max, Yes Studios and CBC told BANFF delegates.

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Melissa Williamson joins Saloon Media as SVP, scripted content

The former Pier 21 Films president will be tasked with leading Saloon’s entry to the scripted market.

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Baroness von Sketch Show leads Canadian Rockie Award winners

The Baronesses claimed a trio of prizes including the Canadian Award of Distinction, while Fleabag, Gentleman Jack and Mytho were among the big international winners.

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Cineplex-Cineworld deal falls apart, legal battle underway

Cineworld said it is pulling the plug on the deal because Cineplex breached agreement terms, while Cineplex said the allegations represent “buyer’s remorse.”

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Ontario film, TV production to reopen with regional approach

Ottawa, North Bay and Waterloo are among 24 regions able to restart on June 12, while regions such as Toronto and Hamilton must wait until they meet public health criteria.

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Corus tackles climate change in kid-targeted doc special

Corus EVP Colin Bohm shares how CitizenKid: Earth Comes First fits into the company’s original content strategy and how they formed the partnership with White Pine Pictures.

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Ontario working group submits COVID-19 protocols for approval

The Section 21 Committee has finalized a set of COVID-19 safety guidelines, which have now been submitted to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development for review.