Canal Vie greenlights new Media Ranch series

The Montreal-based producer/distributor is teaming up with lawyer Anne-France Goldwater on an unscripted show.

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Quebecor revenues up for 2017

President and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau attributes a 28.6% jump in the media segment’s operating income to an “unparalleled selection of content.”

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Agents of Influence among Hot Docs Forum picks

EyeSteelFilm’s copro with South Africa’s Fireworx Media and Chronicle Productions is one of 20 projects selected for the annual pitch event.


Manitoba maintains tax credit in 2018 budget

The province, which has seen a growth in production in recent years, will also form a working group to consider how to best develop the tax credit regime going forward.

The Future of Media: [Block] Chain reaction

Groupe Media TFO wants to reinvent the royalty model by using blockchain to provide more reliable real-time content consumption stats.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 26 to March 4, 2018

The Academy Awards takes the top spot, followed by The Big Bang Theory at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries comes in at #18.

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Mr. D to retire

CBC has confirmed the series’ upcoming eighth season will be its last.


Super Channel sets ICE return

The pay TV net will air the second season of eOne and AT&T’s one-hour crime drama starting this April.


Bron Creative boards The Good Liar

Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth will exec produce the feature starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren.

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Rare Earth Media options Bethune biography

Adapted by Jordan Paterson (pictured), the Vancouver prodco will coproduce the feature with China’s Ray Production.


Nancy Dubuc takes CEO post at Vice Media

The former president and CEO of A&E Networks replaces Vice co-founder Shane Smith.


Hot Docs unveils more Special Presentations

Canada/U.S. feature doc The Game Changers will screen in the section, alongside projects about rapper M.I.A. and fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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AeroCinema takes off with more original content

The aviation SVOD is adding eight new programs, including The Wall of Fire, which examines theories about how the Cold War started in Canada.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 2 to 8, 2018

Nelly et Simon: Mission Yeti is at #1, while Pour Vivre Ici takes the #2 spot and Charlotte a Du Fun comes in at #3.


Keshet launches $55M drama fund

The Israel-based global content producer/distributor is looking to support high-end film and TV for the international market.