Mercury Filmworks


In brief: Canadians get Peabody noms, New York tax credit renewed

Plus: Toronto distributor Juice Worldwide expands into post-production services and CBC Gem unveils a new partnership.


In Brief: Giant Little Ones wins best int’l film at Goteborg fest

Plus: Mercury Filmworks copro Hilda wins a trio of prizes at this year’s Annie Awards and more.

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In Brief: WIFT-V winners, Canadian shorts; Ganatra’s Sundance record

Canada gets the spotlight in French short film fest, WIFT-V names From Our Dark Side Winners and Canadian director Nisha Ganatra makes a splash in Utah.

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Mercury Filmworks promotes key execs

Chantal Ling has been upped to VP, original series and coproductions, while Jefferson Allen is now VP studio operations.

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Mercury Filmworks, Cartoon Saloon launch Irish studio

The Canadian and Irish companies have launched Lighthouse Studios, a new Kilkenny-based prodco expected to create 140-plus jobs in the next three years.

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Bell Fund distributes $3.5M across 27 projects

Shaftesbury and Radical Sheep are among the recipients of production funding in the latest Bell Fund round.


Mercury Filmworks to launch Dublin animation studio

Former Teletoon Canada executive Alan Gregg will return to his native Ireland to head up Mercury Filmworks Europe.

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Marianne Culbert joins Mercury Filmworks

The former Nelvana executive becomes VP of production at the animation studio.


Tricon launches kids division, goes Wildernuts

The Toronto-based production and distribution company marks the launch of its kids and family division with the acquisition of Kavaleer Productions’ new animated preschool series (pictured).

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Tricon Films, Mercury Filmworks develop Go Away Unicorn! series

The animated kids series will be based on the popular children’s book by writer/illustrator Emily Mullock.


Teletoon Canada gets hands on Atomic Puppet

Ottawa-based Mercury Filmworks and Paris-based Technicolor have struck a development deal with Teletoon Canada for the animated comedy TV series Atomic Puppet.

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Mercury Filmworks, Technicolor to co-produce new animated kids series

The Ottawa-based animation studio with Technicolor will co-develop and co-produce new boy-skewing, 2D-animated series Atomic Puppet.