CMF kicks off ‘exploration of Canadian content’

The funder says it wants to facilitate industry-wide discussions about the definition of Cancon as Bill C-11 goes through a Senate review.

Majority of Canadian kids access streamers: report

Netflix is the most popular SVOD for kids between two and 17, but its competitors aren’t too far behind, MTM finds.

Netflix greenlights unscripted projects from marblemedia, Insight Productions

Drink Masters and Cook At All Costs are set to debut on the streamer later this fall.

Comedian Jay Baruchel signs first-look deal with Boat Rocker

Baruchel is among several first-look deals the company has made, with others including Shamier Anderson and Stephan James’ Bay Mills Studios.

First-ever Canadian Screen Music Awards announces nominees

Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla got a leading two nominations for the awards, put on by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.

Deals: Beyond Rights, Black Fawn, Netflix Canada, Amazon Freevee

Beyond Rights sells Canadian unscripted series at home and abroad, Toronto’s Black Fawn Distribution brings Astonishing Tales of Terror to home video, Netflix’s latest Cancon additions, plus more.

CBC’s Sort Of tops DGC Awards TV nominations

The Porter, Yellowjackets and Transplant also earned nominations for the DGC Awards.

Netflix’s The Swimmers to open TIFF’s 47th edition

The Sally El Hosaini refugee drama is the second Netflix title to open TIFF after David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King in 2018.

Netflix to acquire Sydney, Vancouver animation studio

The acquisition was announced as the streamer revealed its Q2 2022 results, which saw a more muted subscriber loss than predicted.

WildBrain signs on to rep Carmen Sandiego internationally

Building on an existing partnership with HarperCollins Productions, WildBrain has sold the franchise’s latest 2D-animated series to Disney for Japan and France.

The Porter earns 2022 Emmy nomination

A number of homegrown actors and creatives, as well as Canadian-shot series, are up for core categories in the 74th annual Emmy Awards.

Portraits From a Fire among big Leo Award winners

Trevor Mack’s feature won five trophies, as did British Columbia: An Untold History and A Clüsterfünke Christmas, at the B.C. film and TV awards.