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Five Qs with: Robin Mirsky

The board of directors’ tribute honouree talks how the Rogers Group of Funds has evolved and the decision to open a new envelope with Creative BC.

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Everywhere you can watch nominated work before CSAs 2020

The Canadian Academy has launched its most comprehensive multi-platform drive to promote nominated content. Here’s how you can check it out, both in-theatre and online.

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OMNI renews Blood and Water, Second Jen

Both series broke CSA records by being the first OMNI programs to earn nominations for Best Drama (Blood and Water) and Best Comedy (Second Jen).

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MIPTV 2020 cancelled; next edition set for April 2021

Thirty-seven Canadian companies had been set to travel to the event as part of the Canada Pavilion.

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CSAs ’20: TV’s new contenders on their paths to nomination

The producers of six of Canada’s newest Canadian Screen Awards-nominated series share the journey from development and production to the Academy ballot.

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Trio of digital experts added to Corus board of directors

Alex Carloss, Stephanie Coyles and Sameer Deen have joined, bringing the company’s board to 12 members in total.

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Naveen Prasad’s next step

The industry veteran discusses his decision to move on from his post as president of Vice Canada and what’s next for him.

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HGF supports buzzy slate of in-development film titles

Jay Baruchel, Mina Shum, Clement Virgo, Jamie M. Dagg and both Brandon and David Cronenberg received funding through the 2019/2020 script development program.

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Transplant gives CTV a Wednesday night ratings win

The Sphere Media Plus-produced medical drama pulled in an average audience of 1.3 million on its Wednesday premiere, leading its 9 p.m. timeslot.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 17 to 23, 2020

Season two of Island of Bryan cracks the top 30, while The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy land at #1 and #2, respectively.

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Broadcast revenue grows for TVA

In Q4, film production and audiovisual services grew by nearly 24% to $23.6 million, while the new production and distribution segment brought in $6.8 million.

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In brief: Canadians snag prizes in Berlin

Matthew Rankin’s Twentieth Century garners more acclaim, MELS adds a new VFX head and WIDC unveils the participants of its Vancouver Career Advancement program.

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Citytv, Brain Power find a perfect match with The Wedding Planners

Brain Power Studio founder Beth Stevenson shares how Citytv popped the question to greenlight the series and how it fits into their growth strategy.

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Domestic production hits record high of $1B in Ontario

The 23% climb in domestic spending helped propel the province to a record-setting total of $2.16 billion.

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Shaftesbury, Company option Burrows’ Birder Murder Mysteries

The first partnership between the two companies, the project is expected to bring together a roster of Canadian and U.K. screenwriters.