Exec/Industry Moves

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Play Management promotes two agents to partners

Kalee Harris and Mary Falcon – who represent talent including Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Levy – are tasked with finding “new and inventive ways” to promote talent.

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TLN and ECG support Rogers-Shaw deal, but ask for safeguards

The independent ethnic broadcasters filed interventions against the proposed merger they now say is a “necessary response” to changes in the broadcasting landscape.

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Production boom propels Thunderbird’s bottom line

The B.C.-based company has 27 programs in various stages of development across its divisions, 12 of which are company or partner-managed IP.

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Network Media names leads for NFT Studios

White, one of the founders of Thunderbird Entertainment, will also be an executive producer for emerging content initiatives.

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Clement Virgo to direct feature on world’s first major Black sports star

Regina-based Minds Eye Entertainment is producing Black Cyclone, about U.S. cyclist Walter Taylor who overcame racism to become a racing champion during the Jim Crow era.

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Corus Entertainment hires first sustainability lead

Sheila Ritson-Bennett will help lead the broadcaster’s environment and sustainability efforts as the screen industry continues its push for greener practices.

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Telefilm appoints new national director of feature film

Mehernaz Lentin joins Telefilm for a five-year term, after serving as CBC Films senior director since 2017.

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Netflix to acquire Scanline VFX

The VFX studio has approximately 600 employees in Canada between its Vancouver and Montreal studios.

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Blink Studios adds to creative team

Former Sphere Media colleagues Carolyn Newman and Virginia Rankin join forces again at the full-service content studio backed by Endeavor Content.

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Deals: Bron, Creepy Bits, WildBrain, Sinking Ship

AMC+ acquires That Dirty Black Bag while Bloody Disgusting TV gets Creepy Bits, plus more.

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CMF’s chief strategy officer departs

Kelly Wilhelm became CMF’s first chief strategy officer in 2019 to help guide the organization into the future.

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Canadian Geographic docuseries, film to centre on Indigenous environmental leadership

Dene filmmaker Amos Scot will develop the project with the community following a new partnership between the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Indigenous Leadership Initiative.