In Canadian Channels, CBC, Production Companies, Proper Television by CDN Viewer

CBC and Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) today announced the return of the Format Incubator for a third round. Beginning today through April 23, Canadian producers are invited to submit ideas for original primetime unscripted formats with strong Canadian and international appeal. Format Incubator is a collaborative venture between CBC, WBITVP and the independent production community in Canada, aimed …

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Bell Media Buys Majority Interest in Pinewood Toronto Studios

In Bell Media, Broadcasting Companies, Production Companies by CDN Viewer

Bell Media announced today it has entered into an agreement for its Bell Media Studios division to acquire a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, in partnership with Comweb Studio Holdings, Castlepoint, and the City of Toronto. Pinewood Toronto Studios is one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada and the preferred choice for domestic and international producers of …

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Jason Momoa in Discovery’s New Drama FRONTIER

In Discovery Channel Canada by admin

Discovery Canada announced today that Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES, Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) will lead the international cast for its ambitious new original Canadian scripted series, FRONTIER. Commissioned by Discovery Canada earlier this year and shooting in beautifully vivid 4K UHD, production is now underway in Canada and the U.K. on the thrilling and richly layered premium …

Tatiana Maslany Returns as Production Begins on Season 4 of Space Original Series ORPHAN BLACK

In Space by admin

Space, Temple Street Productions, and BBC America announced today that production has begun on Season 4 of the critically acclaimed original Canadian series, ORPHAN BLACK. Season 4 sees the return of the phenomenal Tatiana Maslany to her Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominated role as multiple characters on the CSA and Peabody Award-winning series ORPHAN BLACK. The third season of this mind-bending …

Season 4 of CTV’s Hit Original Drama SAVING HOPE Starts Production on June 1

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CTV announced today in association with Ilana Frank’s ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne), that production is set to begin Monday, June 1 on Season 4 of its hit original drama SAVING HOPE. The start of production announcement comes ahead of CTV’s 2015 Upfront presentation taking place June 4 in Toronto, where the 18-episode fourth season will shoot until December …

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Production Underway on Seven New Episodes of SUNNYSIDE

In Citytv by Randi

Original sketch-comedy series Sunnyside, created by award-winning comedy writers Gary Pearson (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Ron James Show, MADtv) and Dan Redican (The Kids in the Hall, The Jenny McCarthy Show, Puppets Who Kill), is shooting new shows. Production on seven half-hour episodes began May 14 in Winnipeg and will run until June 23, completing a full 13-episode …

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Nelvana and d-rights Team Up to Reboot BATTLE OF THE PLANETS

In Corus Entertainment by Randi

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and d-rights, two key partners behind the global phenomena BEYBLADE, are teaming up again to develop Battle of the Planets: Phoenix Ninjas (tentative title), a re-imagination of the classic Japanese and mega-hit Battle of the Planets. The new series, will be a re-envisioned version of the 1978 hit for a new generation of boys aged 6 to …

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Production of W Network’s Majumder Manor Season 2 Underway in Newfoundland

In W Network by Randi

Production is underway on Season 2 of W Network’s Majumder Manor. The 10-episode series returns as one of Canada’s most beloved comedic talents continues on his monumental quest to put his tiny hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland on the map, literally. Produced by Take The Shot Productions Inc. in association with W Network, the second season includes 10 30-minute episodes and is scheduled to air spring 2014 …

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Rookie Blue Starts Production of Fifth Season

In Global by Randi

Principal photography has begun on the fifth season of Global’s hit Canadian original series Rookie Blue. Hot on the heels of garnering nine Canadian Screen Awards nominations, Rookie Blue is currently filming in Toronto. The new season begins where the dramatic Season 4 finale left off, with two lives hanging in the balance.