The Hollywood Reporter

Rogers Media to debut 'Prom Queen' Web drama will air on, Apple platforms July 5 30/06/2010

Impatient Pictures strikes Euro co-pro deals Deals made at Trans Atlantic Partners co-production conference 30/06/2010 

Shaw results beat analyst forecasts Canadian Cable giant sees Q3 profit leap 20% 30/06/2010

Canwest unveils 16 homegrown series 2010-2011 season includes dramas, comedies, backdoor pilots 29/06/2010 

Lauren Lee Smith catches 'Good Dog' bone Ken Finkleman to direct 13-episode sitcom for Canuck pay TV 29/06/2010 

NBCU, Canwest to co-produce 'Combat' Series to debut Nov. 2010; 'Spenny' also on Canwest slate 28/06/2010

Sarah Polley adds to Toronto 'Waltz' cast  Sarah Polley's romantic drama "Take This Waltz" has added Diana D'Aquila, Dustin Peters and Aaron Abrams to its cast ahead of a July shoot in Toronto. 06/28/2010

G20 riots erupt in downtown Toronto Canadian news networks offered non-stop breaking news coverage Saturday of black-clad demonstrators fighting pitch battles with tactical riot police in the city's downtown core. 06/26/2010 

Current TV, CBC collaboration fizzles  As if Al Gore doesn't have enough on his plate, his Current TV collaboration north of the border with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. looks to have died an unheralded death. 06/25/2010

Canadian copyright reform debate turns nasty Canadian federal politician James Moore has lashed out at opponents of his made-in-U.S.A. copyright reform package as "radical extremists." 06/24/2010

'Hot in Cleveland' going to Canada  Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up the Betty White-starring comedy "Hot in Cleveland" from Endemol Worldwide Distribution. 06/24/2010

Telefilm boss enters Canadian TV mud fight  Admittedly, Canada's film and TV czar doesn't like to disagree with politicians. 06/23/2010

G20 disrupts Toronto entertainment sector Downtown Toronto will be a ghost town this coming weekend during the G20 summit of world leaders 06/23/2010

Imax to release three 3D Disney films in '11 Imax will next year release three more 3D Disney pictures, including "Mars Needs Moms," starring Seth Green and Joan Cusack, from March 11, 2011. 06/23/2010

Court approves sale of Canwest TV assets The $2 billion sale of Canwest Global Communication Corp's TV assets to cable giant Shaw Communications has been approved by an Ontario court. 06/23/2010

Chris Bartleman to run DHX Kids Canadian indie producer DHX Media has tapped Chris Bartleman, head of its Studio B cartoon division, to run its DHX Kids division. 06/10/2010 The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Brightlight teams with L.A.'s Essential Canadian producer Brightlight Pictures is partnering with Los Angeles-based Essential Pictures to make TV shows for the world market. 06/10/2010 The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

David Oakes, Holliday Grainger join 'Borgias' British actors David Oakes and Holliday Grainger are to perform a brother-sister role in the Showtime drama "The Borgias." 06/10/2010 The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

ThePlatform inks deals with CBC, Canwest Comcast's video management service ThePlatform has struck web video distribution deals with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Canwest Global Communications Corp. as it continues a charge into the Canadian market. 06/10/2010 The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Disney takes 'Cat in the Hat' for 40 markets A Canadian-British co-produced cartoon series inspired by Dr. Seuss is the cat's whiskers with Disney. 06/09/2010 The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Icahn says James Moore OK with tender offer The Icahn Group on Wednesday said Canadian heritage minister James Moorehas blessed its $7 per-share tender offer for Vancouver-based Lionsgate after Icahn made a number of promises to the federal government. 06/09/2010 The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Just for Laughs to honor Jay Roach Jay Roach is to introduce a sneak preview of "Dinner For Schmucks" at the upcoming Just for Laughs comedy festival, ahead of Paramount releasing the feature comedy, co-produced by DreamWorks and Spyglass Entertainment, on July 23. 06/09/2010 - The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Former PolyGram exec joins D Films Canadian indie distributor D Films has named veteran distribution executive Darryl Iwai as its executive chairman. 06/09/2010 - The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Technology to kick World Cup into high gear CBC sports executive producer Trevor Pilling expects Canadian coverage of the World Cup soccer tournament from Friday to be driven as much by technology as tribalism. 06/09/2010 - The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Universal Networks Int'l picks up 'Shattered'NBC Universal's Universal Networks International (UNI) has picked up the foreign pay TV distribution rights to "Shattered," the Canadian cop drama from E1 Entertainment and Force Four Films. 06/08/2010 - The Hollywood Reporter - By Etan Vlessing

Playback Magazine

Reconciliation for Lionsgate, Icahn?(Playback Daily - May 17, 2010)

College vamps prove TV is not the final litmus test anymore(Playback Magazine - April 26, 2010)

Cookie boosts live-action slate(Playback Daily - April 15, 2010)

Something Fish-y at Equinoxe(Playback Daily - April 14, 2010)

Is Layton leaving Alliance? (Playback Daily - April 9, 2010)

Podeswa to direct Borgias (Playback Daily - April 8, 2010)

TV ads up, radio down at Astral(Playback Daily - April 8, 2010)

Three-peat for Proper(Playback Daily - April 7, 2010)

Shalev to produce for Oprah (Playback Daily - April 6, 2010)

TVO proposes new channel (Playback Magazine - April 5, 2010)

E1 looking to relocate (Playback Daily - March 31, 2010)

Short is the Man (Playback Daily - March 29, 2010)

Canwest flush with cash (Playback Daily - March 29, 2010)

Getting from dimes to dollars(Playback Daily - March 26, 2010)

Saskatchewan pulls plug on SCN (Playback Daily - March 25, 2010)

Feds clear way for Icahn (Playback Daily - March 25, 2010)

Goldman appeal slowing Canwest recap(Playback Daily - March 24, 2010)

Warthogs join Family (Playback Daily - March 24, 2010)

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