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JAXX leverages the second screen for integrated experiences

Canadian Locations Showcase. With services that range from design to visual effects, audio, colour correction, compositing, descriptive video and closed captioning, JAXX creates interactive viewing experiences that engage otherwise passive audiences.

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Deals: Dangerous, Black Fawn Distribution, 9 Story Media Group

Dangerous starring Scott Eastwood secures deals for new territories, Black Fawn Distribution acquires the Canadian rights to Hall, plus more.

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Two Kim’s Convenience stars score CBC comedies

Run the Burbs is co-created by Andrew Phung, while Strays follows Kim’s character Shannon Ross (played by Nicole Power).

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OUTtv greenlights Dating Unlocked, more Slo Pitch

The network’s raft of commissions and renewals also include a docuseries on The Villbergs and an Australian comedy.

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In brief: Indiecan acquires Woman in Car. for North American representation

Plus, Touchwood PR acquires digital platform Shedoesthecity, Kelly&Kelly’s The Slowest Show debuts on CBC Gem and more.

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Gender parity initiatives prove effective, but intersectional approach needed: report

The latest report from Women in View shows women continue to make gains in the film and TV industry, but clearly gaps remain when it comes to funding allocation and opportunities for non-white women.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 16 to 22, 2021

WandaVision stays strong at #1 on both lists, while The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Letterkenny tie on the Digital Originals chart.

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Access to funding top priority for modernized Indigenous broadcasting policy

The CRTC has published the findings of its initial consultation phase for the modernization of the current Indigenous broadcasting policy.

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Second Jen ends after three seasons

The comedy co-created by Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan saw its third instalment debut on OMNI Television this February.

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Epic Story Media saddles up Piper’s Pony Tales

Co-produced with Milkcow Media, the short-form preschool series already has a master toy partner locked in ahead of its YouTube debut.

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Northern Ontario: eclectic settings and growing infrastructure

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Matthew Bissonnette’s Death of a Ladies Man sells to Australia, China

The Canada/Ireland copro, which counts Corey Marr and Don Carmody among its producers, was picked up in six additional territories and is set for its theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand on May 20.

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Schitt’s Creek named best comedy by Producers Guild of America

The show’s sixth season, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, continued its awards domination by besting Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Flight Attendant, Ted Lasso and What We Do in the Shadows.

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Netflix gay holiday rom-com Single All the Way to roll in Montreal

The film’s team includes Muse Entertainment’s Joel S. Rice, Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and Chad Hodge.

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Reel Canada, Netflix commission original shorts for National Canadian Film Day

The 11 shorts, created by 15 filmmakers across the country, will be available to view on the annual Canadian film celebration on April 21.

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TVA renews Quebec adaptation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Season two of Escouade 99, produced by ComediHa! in collaboration with Quebecor Content, went to camera in Quebec earlier this month.